Cattle die in barn fire

Authorities in southwestern Michigan say a fire broke out in a 10,000-square-foot barn housing about 60 dairy cattle, killing about 20 of them and taking dozens of firefighters hours to extinguish.  Buchanan Township fire Captain Steve Mullen said the fire was reported about 10:50 a.m. Wednesday at the farm, which is in Berrien County.  Mullen says the fire appears to be accidental. He says a state police classify the cause as undetermined because of the heavy damage to the 100-foot-by-100-foot barn.  Mullen says about 50 firefighters from 10 agencies brought about 20 pieces of equipment to fight the blaze. It was 99 percent extinguished late Wednesday.  Nick and Barb Powers own
the farm.  (AP)

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