HOLLAND — A calf barn caught fire in Holland on Friday and left 30 calves dead, and about as many injured.
The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. at Kieth Gray’s farm located on Valley Road, inside a barn that housed about 160 calves.
Firefighters from Derby Line were quick to attack the blaze, with mutual aid coming down from Stanstead, Quebec.
The fire was under control in about an hour, leaving the north end of the structure badly damaged.
Firefighters did manage to save about two-thirds of the barn.
About thirty calves perished in the fire.
“We lost roughly thirty animals and are treating about the same amount with antibiotics, due to smoke inhalation,” Trevor Gray said. “It’s hard to say how many animals we’ll be able to save, but hopefully all of them.”
Gray said the farm has received overwhelming support from the community following the incident, with many people stopping in and asking how they can help.
He also credits the swift response from firefighters with saving most of the barn.
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