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Road closed after pole barn fire
CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police closed down West River Road off Helmer for a pole barn fire at Akers Wood Products Inc. Tuesday.
It happened around 7:00 Tuesday morning.
Someone woke the business owner, John Akers, to tell them that pallets were on fire. The owner raced to the barn and moved some equipment from the front of the barn.
The owner used a garden hose on another nearby building to keep the fire from spreading.
The barn was engulfed in flame when firefighters arrived.
Several small propane tanks inside the barn exploded during the blaze.
The building is a complete loss.
The owner says there was a fire there about 10 years ago and the barn was rebuilt. The building was not insured.