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Three calves die in barn fire in Vernon Center

Firefighters still on scene putting hot spots out at a barn fire on Bleeker Road in Vernon Center.

Posted: Mar 8, 2020 11:07 AM
Updated: Mar 8, 2020 9:00 PM

Vernon Center, N.Y. - Three calves died in an early morning barn fire in Vernon Center.

Vernon Center firefighters responded to 3923 Bleeker Road around 3:00 Sunday morning.

Vernon Center fire officials say over a dozen cows were saved.

Firefighters are still on scene putting hot spots out.

The barn is a total loss. A tractor was also destroyed.

Fire officials say the fire is believed to be electrical in nature, although no official cause has been determined.

They also say the hay in the barn made it a pretty intense fire, as the structure was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.

Water had to be pulled from a nearby creek to fight the fire.

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