Cause determined for Niantic barn fire

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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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