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UPDATE : A number of goats perish in barn fire in Columbia

Firefighters battle barn fire on Route 28 in Columbia for more than two hours Sunday morning.

Posted: Jan 19, 2020 6:44 AM
Updated: Jan 20, 2020 11:34 AM

COLUMBIA, N.Y. - A barn fire kept volunteers from five fire departments busy early Sunday morning in the town of Columbia and now we have learned a number of goats perished inside that barn.

Cedarville Fire Chief Dan Coffin says the number of goats that died is not known.

There isn't much left of the barn on Route 28.

The fire broke out around 3:20 Sunday morning.

Coffin says when firefighters arrived, the barn was fully engulfed in flames.  He says firefighters managed to keep the fire under control enough, so that it did not spread to the property owner's home which was only about 30 feet from the barn.

Firefighters from Cedarville, West Winfield, Mohawk, Richfield Springs and Frankfort all battled the fire for more than two hours.

Coffin says the cause is under investigation.

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