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20 animals die after barn fire in Alburgh

ALBURGH – Authorities say 20 animals, including chickens, lambs, horses, and cows were killed in a fire at a barn at Alburgh on Tuesday.

Owner Kerry Juaire first noticed the fire at around 11:45 p.m.

Strong winds caused problems for responding firefighters.

Alburgh Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Deyo expressed his inability to put the fire out given the high intensity.

Smoking remnants of the fire fell on a nearby mobile home, authorities say.

A work truck at the location was also destroyed.

Juaire told local reporters she was devastated but was happy that three horses escaped death as they were out grazing nearby.

She advised others to ensure their barns were safe before turning to bed.

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