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Fire destroys two-story barn, spares popular ice cream stand

March 11, 2018

STERLING, Mass. (AP) — A fire has destroyed a two-story barn in Sterling, but spared a house, animal barn and ice cream stand.

The Worcester Telegram reports the fire started next to Rota Spring Farm shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday, with four area fire departments responding to the blaze.

The 40-by-40 foot barn burned, along with its vintage tractors and pumpkin season equipment. No cause has been determined for the fire.

No people or farm animals were harmed. The 19-year-old homemade ice cream stand remains open, much to the relief of over 1,200 people who reacted to the farm’s post on Facebook .

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com

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