A few chickens were killed in a New Milford barn fire Friday, but most other animals were safely evacuated. Firefighters responded to Town Farm Road around 9am after someone passing by Clatter Valley Farm called in a report of flames from the structure. Goats, pigs, sheep, and horses were rescued from the barn.
Northville, Gaylordsville, Brookfield, Sherman, Bridgewater, Roxbury, and Washington helped fight the fire. Mutual aid to cover the firehouse was provided by Hawleyville and Stony Hill. Fire officials say the blaze was accidental and started in the utility room.
(Photo: Water Witch Hose Co. #2)
The family-owned and community-supported farm is assessing the damage and making plans on where to house their goats, pigs, sheep, chickens and horses.