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St. Albans dairy barn destroyed in fire

Published: Feb. 18, 2022 at 7:36 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 18, 2022 at 12:16 PM EST
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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - An early morning fire destroyed a barn in St. Albans and left some cows on the loose.

The St. Albans Town fire chief says they got the call at about 2 a.m. Friday for a barn fire on Dunsmore Road.

The chief says they believe the fire started in the milking parlor. They contained the blaze to that area and away from surrounding barns and animals.

They let some animals out of their stalls to keep them safe.

St. Albans Town Fire Chief Harold Cross said the wind, sleet and snow made fighting the fire difficult.

“It was a challenge, yeah, it was a really big challenge. Of course, we have the ice and the pressure of the hoses and stuff, it didn’t take much to get thrown around. It got pretty slippery with all the water,” Cross said.

They don’t believe there were any injuries to humans or animals.

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