Cattle barn fire kills 25 calves in central Minn.
Published 7:51 am Friday, August 11, 2017
MELROSE — A cattle barn fire has killed about 25 calves in central Minnesota.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Elrosa firefighters were called to a barn fire at the Wuertz Dairy Farm early Thursday.
Deputies arrived to find the barn engulfed in flames. The homeowners were awakened by a passer-by and were able to open a gate to release several of the cows that were trapped inside.
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The barn housed about 30 cows. Authorities say the fire killed about 25 calves.
The barn was destroyed. No one was hurt. The cause is under investigation.