Animals rescued from burning barn in Arlington

by: Terra Sullivan Updated:

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ARLINGTON, Wash. —

Two men helped save a pregnant cow and several horses and goats after a fire erupted at a barn in Arlington.

 

The barn, which was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, sits on a piece of property that is also home to the Arlington Doggie Daycare facility on State Route 530.

 

The dog care facility was not damaged in the fire.

 

The nephew of the barn's owner who spoke with KIRO 7 Eyewitness News said he helped his uncle usher out about seven horses, several goats and a cow when they looked outside after hearing a boom, apparently from a propane tank, and saw the flames.

 

The man said he thinks a heating lamp used to warm baby pigs at the facility may be to blame for the fire. Those pigs have not yet been accounted for.

 

Fire officials said the fire is the second fire in less than a year at the property.

 

About six months ago, a home on the property was destroyed by fire and the family was in the process of rebuilding the home.

 

Fire crews remained on scene dousing hot spots nearly six hours after the fire had started. 

 

The cause of the fire is not yet known.