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50 goats die in southern Minnesota barn fire

Around $80,000 of damage was caused by the blaze.

A barn fire in southern Minnesota claimed the lives of 50 goats and caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

The fire was reported at 8:40 p.m. Monday at 21722 840th Ave. in Hayward, Freeborn County, according to the Freeborn County Sheriff.

When fire and police responders arrived, the barn was fully engulfed in flames, which were coming out of the roof and both ends of the barn.

The barn was a total loss, and killed in the fire were 50 goats kept at the farm.

Also lost was a livestock trailer that was loaded with hay, as well as 80 more bales of hay that were being stored in the barn.

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The total loss in the fire is estimated at $80,000, with the goats worth around $20,000 of that.

At this stage, the cause of the fire is unknown, with the blaze under investigation via the State Fire Marshal.

It comes a week after a fire destroyed a dog boarding kennel in Stacy, Minnesota, with 18 dogs dying in the blaze.

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