Cows Killed in Barn Fire

LEBANON TOWNSHIP -- Several cows were killed during a massive blaze at a barn in Wayne County.

Those flames sparked around 2 p.m. Tuesday at Jonas Cold Springs Farm near Pleasant Mount.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the charred remains of that barn on the family-owned dairy farm as fire crews used an excavator to get to hot spots.

A fire lieutenant said 120 cows were in the barn when the fire broke out. It's believed many of them died inside.

The cows that did make it out were moved to another nearby barn. It's not known at this time how many of the cows were killed.

"There's a large number of cows that were lost. It was an operating dairy farm. They did move some cows to another location to milk them later tonight. Right now, the family is gathering things up and trying to figure out what to do with the farm and what's left," said Lt. Robert Muller, Mount Pleasant Emergency Services.

No people were injured.

The lieutenant says a state police fire marshal will be called, but he expects there is too much damage to find what caused the fire.

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