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Nine calves dead after fire breaks out at Richlands Dairy Farm barn

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Posted at 10:31 PM, Dec 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 11:30:58-05

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. -- Nine calves are dead and a new barn is a total loss after a fire at Richlands Dairy Farm on Tuesday night.

The owner of the farm said the barn, which is just three years old, was destroyed in the fire. The barn was used to house calves.

Fire units from Blackstone, Dinwiddie, Ft. Pickett and Crewe responded to the fire.

Blackstone Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Zac Beares said approximately 5,000 gallons of water were used to contain the fire.

Crews contained the fire, and an investigation is underway to figure out the cause.

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