Explosion, fire in pole barn

Authorities put out a fire at a pole barn at a residence in Calhoun County (March 14, 2014).
Authorities put out a fire at a pole barn at a residence in Calhoun County (March 14, 2014).

MARSHALL, Mich. (WOOD) - An explosion and subsequent fire occurred in a pole barn at a residence in Calhoun County late Friday morning.

It happened near Long Lake south of Marshall, according to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities put out a fire at a pole barn at a residence in Calhoun County (March 14, 2014).
Authorities put out a fire at a pole barn at a residence in Calhoun County (March 14, 2014).

There is no danger to the public, police said, but are asking people to avoid the area near Lyon Lake, east of I-69 and 17 Mile Road.

Authorities say the fire was sparked by someone using a grinder in the barn.

There were some legal fireworks in the building, but they were safe and not ignited by the fire.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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