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Fire levels barn in northern Harford on Saturday

Fire levels barn in northern Harford on Saturday

For years, Dan Church could look out from his family's Whiteford home and see the two-story wooden barn where he and his relatives raised animals and played as children.

On Saturday afternoon, however, he stood looking at a smoldering wreck.

"It's weird, looking down here and seeing nothing," Church, 27, said while gathered with family at the edge of the collapsed barn, now a pile of blackened wood, singed metal farming equipment and a few standing timbers. "Our whole lives were here."

His father Roger, the homeowner, inspected the remains of the barn, along with an investigator with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, as firefighters from volunteer...

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