Niantic - Investigators have determined the cause of a barn fire that happened Monday afternoon.
The fire started when an animal began chewing on a wire, located on the north side of the barn.
Firefighters were called to North Meridian Avenue, at about 4:40 Monday afternoon. No one was injured in the fire.
Niantic fire says the cold weather did play a factor. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for chest pains.
Eight other fire departments, along with the American Red Cross were called to help.
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