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Several animals die in barn fire

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Fire crews on the scene of the barn fire. Fire crews on the scene of the barn fire.
A passerby was able to save a baby goat. A passerby was able to save a baby goat.

BOYLE COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - At least a dozen animals died after a barn caught on fire.

The fire started Saturday in Boyle County. By the time firefighters arrived, the barn had collapsed.

A passerby, Gary Roller, was able to rescue a baby goat, but said he could not get to the other goats, chickens and dogs in the barn.

Roller explained, "Apparently (the goat) had just been born recently. Still had the umbilical cord attached.

holding it like a baby. It was obviously wanting out of my arms so it could walk around and stretch out."

The homeowner was in Indiana for the holidays, but is now headed back home.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but an extension cord leading from the house to the barn was discovered.

Neighbors believe the cord was plugged into a heater to warm the animals.

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