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Man dies in Averill Park barn fire

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AVERILL PARK, N.Y. - A man is dead following a barn fire in Rensselaer County.

Investigators say the first call to firefighters came in just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday night to a barn on Thais Road in Averill Park.

There's no word yet what caused the fire, but investigators believe it may have started in front of the barn. Officials say Keith Messiner died while trying to save horses inside the barn. The horses also died. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP