Animals killed in Minnesota barn fire

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A fire swept through a Minnesota dairy early Tuesday morning, killing about 105 calves and cows. 

According to CBS Minnesota, workers at a dairy in the San Francisco Township first noticed the blaze and quickly contacted emergency crews. By the time crews were able to respond, nearly 75 percent of the barn was fully engulfed.

Despite the loss, nearly a dozen cows were able to be saved.

Read, “More Than 100 Animals Killed In Barn Fire.”

The Star Tribune reported in an article available here reported that the fire's cause is still being investigated, but Belle Plaine, Minn., Fire Chief Todd Otto believes that its origin may have been electrical.

Over the weekend, high winds fueled a barn fire in south central Wisconsin, killing at least 21 cows. Just a few days before, heavy snow caused a barn at a Connecticut dairy to partially collapse. At least two cows had to be euthanized as a result. Read more here.   

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