MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says 16 calves and two goats have died in a barn fire late Wednesday evening.

At 11:19 p.m., emergency crews responded to the barn fire located at 25785 368th Street in Oak Township, which is about 2 miles east of Freeport.

Authorities say a family member noticed the fire as she arrived home. The homeowner and fire crews extinguished the flames, but the shed was a total loss.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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