Local farmers come together to save more than 80 cows from a barn fire in Wauseon. (Source: Wauseon Fire Chief Rick Sluder Twitter)
WAUSEON, OH (WTOL) -
A group of farmers in Wauseon is getting credit for saving more than 80 cows from a barn fire over the weekend.
The owner said he woke up to a loud bang and called 9-1-1 and flames ripped through the barn.
Within an hour, five fire departments and around 40 area farmers were on the scene to help move the animals that were inside the barn.
All the cows are now being taken care of at different farms around the area.
Large dairy farm fire at 4am. By 5 am on this Sunday morning, 40 area Farmers with their trucks and livestock trailers, are herding cows and safely moving all 88 to another farm for milking. No cows lost. Beautiful community effort. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/TYzK4g0Mo9
"It helped us out tremendously on the fire department side, because the animals kept wanted to come back on the other side of the barn, but they helped take care of it. It was neat to see that portion of the community function well together," said Wauseon Fire Chief Rick Sluder.