More Than 30 Animals Die in Barn Fire

By Associated Press | 

Authorities say a barn fire in northern Kentucky has killed more than 30 farm animals, but a quick-thinking farm manager and three sheriff's deputies saved many others.

The blaze on the 300-acre farm in Walton was reported early Monday when the farm manager's son noticed smoke as he left for school.

Walton Fire Chief Tom Ollier told The Kentucky Enquirer that farm manager Samuel Fields ran to the barn, where he was soon joined by sheriff's deputies, and was able to free several animals, including 60 baby goats, three cows, a peacock and other animals.

He said firefighters made Fields leave the barn before he was able to get to all the animals, and sheep, goats and other animals were killed.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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