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Cows die in barn fire

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ATHENS, Wis (WSAU)   The Mark Mueller Dairy Farm near Athens suffered a devastating fire on Wednesday morning. 64 head of cattle, including 50 milking cows, were killed in a barn fire.

It happened around 7:30am. The barn is a total loss.

10 other cows, kept in a separate barn, survived.

The owner was at his day job in Wausau when the fire started.

It started in the part of the barn that was used for milking. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.