Pen of goats killed in large barn fire in Miami County Monday morning

Pen of goats killed in large barn fire in Miami County Monday morning
Scott Kessler/Staff

MIAMI COUNTY — UPDATE: 8:30 PM

Piqua firefighters told News Center 7 that a pen of goats died in the fire that occurred on North Fairview Road near Snyder Road around 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.

A baby goat that was born last night was also said to have been killed in the fire.

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The goats were reportedly being warmed by a heat lamp, but the official cause of the fire is not known yet, said firefighters.

The barn was completely destroyed and received 80,000 dollars in damages.


INITIAL REPORT:

Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames were shooting from a large barn in Miami County, east of Piqua, Monday morning.

A deputy discovered and reported the fire at the property on North Fairview Road near Snyder Road around 7:30 a.m., according to emergency scanner traffic.

Initial reports indicate the barn housed some animals but no people were inside.

Additional details were not immediately known. We’ll update this page as new details become available.