Sep 30, 2011 at 10:16 am
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) - Fifty dairy cows died in a large barn fire in Spring Hill Township early Friday, according to Stearns County sheriff's officials.
Stearns County deputies were dispatched to a fire located at 28714 363rd Avenue, just after 2 a.m. Friday.
When deputies arrived, a large barn was fully engulfed. The barn contained approximately 75 dairy cows, and only 20-25 were able to make it out unharmed, according to police reports.
The total loss to the farm remains unknown, but its value will be greater than $100,000 in damages.
Several fire departments assisted in putting out the fire: Lake Henry, Elrosa and Belgrade fire all assisted at the scene as well as Melrose Ambulance.
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