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Fire destroyed a barn in central Minnesota and killed thousands of turkeys inside, officials said Wednesday.

The blaze struck the barn on a farm in Sauk Centre Township in the 39300 block of McCormick Lake Road, the Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.

The barn, measuring 200 feet long and 64 feet wide, was a total loss, as were the roughly 7,000 turkeys inside when the fire broke out after dark last week, the Sheriff's Office said.

Officials have yet to determine a preliminary cause for the fire.