Animals killed in Brookings County barn fire

August 5, 2022
Mike Tanner

BROOKINGS, S.D.–Several animals were killed in a barn fire east of Estelline on Thursday.

Fire departments from Estelline, Brookings, Aurora, Bruce, Volga, White and Toronto were called out at 11:00 a.m.

Whey they got there, they found the barn completely engulfed by flames.

Some horses and cattle escaped the barn, but authorities say five goats, a dozen chickens and ten cats died in the fire.

The barn was destroyed, with the loss estimated at nearly $50,000.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.