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Lowell barn destroyed by fire

LOWELL — A barn fire broke out in Lowell on Monday night temporarily shutting down Route 100.

Four local departments were called to battle the blaze, which was reported at around 7:10 p.m.

The barn is located at the home of Robert and Rita Raboin.

There was nobody inside the barn when the fire broke out, but it is believed that about eight cows died during the fire.

Firefighters worked to rescue between 40 to 50 cows.

Route 100 in Lowell was temporarily closed between Stephenson Road and the Westfield town line, reopening early Tuesday morning.

Fire crews worked until around 2:30 a.m.

Officials say the fire is not considered suspicious, and the barn was a total loss.

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