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UPDATE: Teen charged in Bellevue barn fire


A Bellevue teen has been charged in connection with an October fire that destroyed a barn.

Jace Erickson was arrested and charged Monday in connection with the fire that destroyed a barn at the Damian Mootz farm on October 11.

The Bellevue Fire Department was called to the farm at 1209 State Street just after 10:30 p.m. and found the barn engulfed in flames just 75 feet from the house.  They say the shingles on the house were already beginning to curl up from the heat.

Firefighters began by spraying down the house to protect it from the heat and flames and then began attacking the barn fire.  Fire Chief Chris Roling says they had the fire under control in about 35 minutes.

No one was injured.  A few small woodworking tools and some hay were lost in the fire.

Firefighters spent hours on the scene putting out hot spots.

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