Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Fire claims 71 dairy cows

Fire destroyed a dairy barn near Drayton, claiming 71 of the 72 cows on the Melvin Martin farm.

It’s believed that sparks ignited the fire while Martin’s daughter was chopping straw for bedding. She owns the farm.

The fire took the barn, the milk house and feed storage. The loss is estimated at $200,000.