More Than 30 Animals Die in Barn Fire

By: Associated Press
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.


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 190842401 - wbko.com/a?a=190842401