March 22, 2013

4-H Animals Die in Northern Kentucky Fire

Several 4-H animals died in a Northern Kentucky fire early Friday morning. The barn that housed them, built in 1892, was a total loss as well.

The fire was at 4999 Burlington Pike in the Burlington, Kentucky area.

Among the animals dying were cattle and pigs, although a couple of steers, also part of a
4-H program, were saved.  They did get some injuries from the fire. They are expected to make it okay.

"When we arrived on scene there was already substantial fire damage to the barn," said Burlington Fire Chief Jeff Barlow. "There was no way to get inside to do anything. We would not have had any living animals."

Hay stored in the barn kept the fire going for hours. Grain and other equipment was also stored in the barn.

Arson isn't suspected at this time.

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