Dozens of animals killed in Jessamine Co. barn fire

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - About 13 goats and 12 chickens died in a barn fire in Jessamine County Friday morning, according to the property owner.

The devastated owner of the barn on High Bridge Road didn’t want to be identified.

He says when he learned his barn was on fire he rushed outside to save his animals but it was too late.

Wilmore fire investigators say by the time they got to the fire at 6:45 a.m. flames were shooting out of the front door.

The property owner believes an electrical fire started the barn fire but fire officials are still investigating.

The barn owner says they used the barn to house their animals and farm equipment.

He says they were able to save their cars and a horse escaped but the rest of their animals were killed.

He estimates the fire caused about $50,000 of damage but they do have insurance.

Fire crews say they had a few tense moments fighting the flames.

"There was a propane tank and a Jeep near the barn and the flames were heading straight for it. But the fire stopped before it reached the Jeep," said Wilmore Fire Chief Jimmy Powers.

The property owner says he's not sure how long it will take to remove the burned bodies of the animals from the barn.

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