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Fire destroys barn near Derby

Multiple agencies battle a barn fire on South Hillside, southwest of Derby. (May 12, 2016)
Multiple agencies battle a barn fire on South Hillside, southwest of Derby. (May 12, 2016) The Wichita Eagle

Fire destroyed a barn near Derby Thursday morning, authorities said.

The fire was reported at 9:22 a.m. in the 8600 block of South Hillside, a Sedgwick County emergency dispatcher said. That’s about a mile west of Derby.

Multiple agencies battle a barn fire southwest of Derby. (Mike Hutmacher, The Wichita Eagle)

Flames spread quickly in the 40-by-100-foot barn and firefighters adopted a defensive posture to keep the fire from spreading to nearby structures. Crews were still on the scene two hours after the fire was reported.

No injuries have been reported, the dispatcher said, and there is no indication of farm animals being injured.

Stan Finger: 316-268-6437, @StanFinger

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