HONEY BROOK, Pa. (FOX 29) - A number of horses and cows are safe after they were rescued from a fire at a dairy farm in Chester County overnight.
A large barn burned to the ground overnight on Bever Dam Road in Honey Brook. Fortunately, all of the barn's cows and horses were saved from the fire.
The blaze broke out just before 1 a.m.
When we city slickers hear abour dairy farm fires we worry about the lives of people AND the animals. And here in Chester County overnight a big barn burned to the ground but ALL the cows& horses were saved. @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/r8EGT27MDx— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 13, 2019
50 miles from Philadelphia but a world away in Chester County where we met terrific 15yr old Steven King among the Amish who helped rescue all the cows from the fire on neighbor’s dairy farm across the frozen snow covered farm field from Steven’s family farm @FOX29philly pic.twitter.com/N8YEdxOzOq— Steve Keeley (@KeeleyFox29) February 13, 2019
Fifteen-year-old Steven King was among those who helped rescued the animals from his neighbor's farm. Fellow farmers with livestock trailers also arrived to help get the livestock out of harm's way.
Without fire hydrants, firefighters needed tankers to bring water on the scene.
No injuries have been reported as a result of the fire, which remains under investigation.