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Yates County barn fire claims livestock, remains under investigation at this time

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A devastating fire engulfed a barn in Yates County early Tuesday morning, leading to the tragic loss of seven animals. The blaze, which erupted just after 7 a.m. at 693 Beam Road in Starkey, saw property owners Joshua and Cassandra Wisely managing to save some livestock before the fire departments arrived. Despite their efforts, the barn was completely destroyed.


Firefighters from Dundee, Tyrone, and Himrod rushed to the scene to combat the flames, supported by the Dundee Ambulance service and the Yates County Sheriff’s Office. The community has rallied around the Wisely family during this challenging time.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation at this point.