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Cow manure believed to have started building fire in Stearns County

In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 photo, dairy cows stand in a pen on Dave Schwartz's farm near Slayton, Minn. Photo: Mark Steil/Minnesota Public Radio via AP
In this Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 photo, dairy cows stand in a pen on Dave Schwartz's farm near Slayton, Minn.

Updated: July 27, 2019 09:10 AM

Victor Legatt, 62, of St. Stephen in Stearns County was stacking cow manure in a building when the manure began to smolder on Friday at 1:15 p.m. 

Along with the manure, last years round bales of grass hay were in the building. Legatt believes that the hay helped to smoldering manure to start a fire.

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