AVA, N.Y. – Six calves and three goats were killed in a barn fire on Arab Hill Road in Ava on Friday.
Jeannie Dano, owner of the farm, said the barn burned to the ground in mere minutes after the fire started around 10 a.m. She said her son tried to save the animals, but the flames were too uncontrollable by that time.
“Mike said he thought he could hear them. He said, ‘oh, it's terrible.’ He said ‘I was going to try to break through the back end where they were’ but the flames were so bad he decided, well, he better not -- because it might mean him,” said Dano.
No other injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.