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Lawn mower sparks 4-alarm barn fire in Durham, N.H.

A lawn mower caught fire Sunday night and set a 5,000-foot barn ablaze at the Harmony Homes assisted living facility in Durham, N.H., officials said.

The fire started as 5:25 p.m. and quickly spread to four alarms. Crews had the fire knocked down just before 7 p.m., Durham Fire Department spokesman John Baker said.

The fire was contained to the barn, which housed tools and other supplies, he said.

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No residents of the facility were evacuated. Two people were taken to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries, Baker said.

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