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At least 80 dairy cows dead following barn fire near Quebec City

Dozens of firefighters responded to three-alarm blaze, but were unable to save barn; cause of fire is not yet known

June 6, 2016  by The Canadian Press

MONTREAL—At least 80 dairy cows are dead after fire swept through a farm west of Quebec City June 5.

Firefighters were called to the three-alarm blaze in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Que. just after 12:30 p.m.

About 60 firefighters were still at the site as of late Sunday afternoon, although the barn was completely destroyed.

Officials believe the blaze started in a second-floor hayloft.


No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is not yet known.

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