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Friday fire destroys Riverside barn

Details not yet available on fire’s cause

— A barn and its contents at 77 Crofoot Lane were destroyed by fire Friday afternoon.

Firefighters from Riverside and Omak battled a blaze that destroyed a barn on property owned by Kevin and Roberta Chevalier near milepost 299 on U.S. Highway 97.

Water was pumped from the nearby Okanogan River to aid the effort.

A couple pickup trucks, a tractor, hay, firewood and miscellaneous items also were destroyed, Omak Fire Chief Kevin Bowling said.

Riverside-area Fire District No. 7 Chief Brad Armstrong could not be reached for comment.

Details about the fire’s cause aren’t yet available. The fire was reported shortly before 1 p.m.

LifeLine Ambulance also responded.

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