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UPDATE: All animals saved in large barn fire

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TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- All the animals inside a barn that caught fire early Tuesday morning were saved.

The Columbus Fire Chief says a shed caught fire at 7663 Highway 73 in the Town of York around 6:30 a.m., then winds caused it to spread to other buildings, including a barn. Columbus firefighters issued a MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) alarm to get help from other departments. The Dane County Sheriff's Office says its deputies, along with fire departments from Columbus, Marshall, Sun Prairie, Cottage Grove, Deerfield, DeForest, Fall River and Portland/Waterloo/Milford/Shields all responded to the scene.

The sheriff's office says the cattle in the barn were all evacuated from the barn safely and there were no injuries. Investigators believe a skid loader inside the storage shed may have started the fire, but they're still investigating.

Family members tell 27 News there were about 200 cattle on the dairy farm.

Highway 73 was closed in both directions for nearly 4 hours. It is now open again.

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TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire in the Town of York. 

Crews aren't sure where the blaze started, but say wind fueled the flames, spreading it quickly to a barn on the 7600 block of Highway 73 in Dane County.

Witnesses say it's a diary barn.  There are a number of animals injured, possibly killed.  Firefighters couldn't say how many yet.  No people were hurt.

Crews are asking for extra help from other fire departments.  Stay tuned to wkow.com and 27 News for the latest on this developing story.

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TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a barn fire in the Town of York. 

Crews were called to a barn on the 7600 block of Highway 73 in Dane County.  Firefighters are asking for extra help from other fire departments.

 

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