Fire destroys barn, cattle killed in town of Lee

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State fire investigators are currently in the town of Lee, sifting through the damage left behind after flames ripped through a barn, killing the cattle inside.

Posted: Apr 29, 2021 6:22 PM
Updated: Apr 30, 2021 7:48 AM

LEE, N.Y. (UPDATED) – State fire investigators are currently in the town of Lee, sifting through the damage left behind after flames ripped through a barn, killing the cattle inside. 

The fire started around 5:30 p.m. Thursday on Hawkins Corners Road, between Tuthill Road and Marsh Road, in the town of Lee. 

Lee Fire Chief Joe Kieffer tells NEWSChannel 2 that even with 8 departments assisting in the fight, this fire raged on for around 6 hours before they got it under control around midnight. 

Chief Kieffer says the fire spread quickly from the barn to another building, destroying them both. 

No people were hurt, but an undetermined number of cows were killed in the fire. 

Fire investigators are looking into a cause of this blaze. 

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LEE, N.Y. – Several crews are on the scene of a massive barn fire on Hawkins Corners Road in the town of Lee. 

Firefighters were called to the location around 5:30 p.m. when the barn was already engulfed in flames. Thick black smoke could be seen from miles away. 

It is not yet clear if any injuries were reported, or if any animals or equipment were inside the barn. 

NEWSChannel 2 crews are headed to the scene to get more information. 

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