Some Animals Die in Barn Fire

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WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Firefighters battled a large barn fire Friday night along W.Va. 75 in the Shoals area, our crew at the scene reported.

It happened just across from the Shoals Post Office, and large flames were visible. W.Va. 75 was closed in that area.

The fire was reported about 8:45 p.m. Friday.

A number of animals, including sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, dogs, horses and cows, were reported inside. Crews at the scene tell us that some of the animals were rescued. A dog and several small animals, including rabbits and chickens, died in the fire.

Crews said the heavy snow pack made it challenging to rescue the animals.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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