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Sheriff: 65 Cows Perish In Scott County Barn Fire

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Scott County Sheriff's Office says approximately 65 cows have died in a barn fire Friday morning.

Freezing temperatures created difficulties for crews trying to put out the fire in New Market Township. According to the Scott County Sheriff's Office, the dairy barn fire was reported at 4:22 a.m. on Xerxes Avenue just north of 260th Street.

Due to the cold, the Elko New Market Fire Department had assistance from the Lakeville, New Prague and Prior Lake Fire Departments.

No people were in the barn, but there around 65 cows inside. They were all lost due to the fire.

The owners were home at the time, and no person was injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is being investigated, but authorities say nothing appears suspicious at this time.

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