Fire kills 100-plus cows in 2 barns at Northern NY dairy farm

Published: Nov. 1, 2018 at 4:14 PM EDT
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A fire in two barns on a northern New York dairy farm has killed more than 100 cows but officials say dozens of other cattle were rescued.

Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 2:50 a.m. Thursday at a farm in the Clinton County hamlet of Ellenburg Center, about 10 miles from the Canadian border.

Ellenburg Center Volunteer Fire Department Chief Colin Wall told the Press-Republican of Plattsburgh that a 300-foot-long barn and an adjacent structure were both fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

While most of the cows were killed, Wall said people already on the scene were able to get 40 to 45 cattle out of the burning buildings, which were completely destroyed.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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