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.