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Dozens of alpacas killed in shed fire in Town of Tainter


Dunn County (WQOW) - At least 30 alpacas were killed in a shed fire that happened late Saturday night in the Town of Tainter. 

The Menomonie Fire Department says they, along with five other departments, were called to the fire just before midnight.  They say a pole shed barn with more than one hundred alpacas was fully engulfed. There were no people injured. Firefighters battled the flames until about five Sunday morning. They say the hay in the barn made it difficult to put out.

The Menomonie Fire Department told WQOW News 18 the upper level of the shed was being renovated as a living space. The American Red Cross is assisting the two people who were living there. The building is a total loss, the cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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