An intense barn fire nearly claimed the lives of 37 cows at a New York dairy on Tuesday night, but thanks to a driver’s quick response, the dairy’s owners and family were able to get the cattle out before flames consumed the structure.  

Owners of the Kelkenberg Farm near Pavilion, N.Y., consider themselves “very lucky” for the fire to be discovered at such an early stage, according to The (N.Y.) Batavian

Fire crews from three counties responded to the scene just minutes after the initial call. Despite the quick response, firefighters could do little to save the barn from the inferno, which burned so hot it was melting the vinyl siding on a house positioned more than 100 yards away.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  Click here for more details.