WESTGATE – A trash fire was behind a blaze that destroyed a rural Westgate barn, according to fire officials. Westgate is in Fayette County near Maynard.

A neighbor noticed the flames coming from the barn at 20241 120th St. shortly before 8:30 p.m. Sunday and alerted the residents. Firefighters were en route within two minutes.

The barn was fully engulfed with the fire department arrived, and firefighters kept the flames from spreading to the house and a nearby hog house, according to fire officials.

Chief Bill Kime said the fire started with a trash fire near the barn that spread.

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