Emporia and rural firefighters battled a smoky fire about five miles west of Emporia on Friday.
Originally, the call to 254 Road 180 was for a barn fire. Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Rex Fisher says the fire looked worse when firefighters arrived than it actually was.
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It's unclear what started the fire in the lawnmower. There was minor fire damage to a wooden support beam inside the barn, with some fire marks both inside and outside the structure.
No injuries were reported. Mike Myers owns the property.