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Wis. barn fire kills 22 cattle

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HALSEY (WKOW) -- A barn fire in Marathon County killed 22 cows early Friday morning.

Police say firefighters were called to the scene around 3:30 a.m. Sheriff's Lt. Dale Wisnewski says when firefighters arrived, the barn was completely engulfed in flames.

According to Wisnewski, 11 cattle died as a direct result of the fire, and the other 11 were put down by a veterinarian because of severe injuries.

No people were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities do not suspect arson.

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