Farm catches fire: 50 young calves lose their lives in a conflagration

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A fire broke out on a farm in Cortébert BE.  The  residents were able to get to safety in good time. 70 animals could be saved, but for some of them any help came too late.

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A fire broke out in a farm in Cortébert BE on Friday night.

A fire broke out in a farm in Cortébert BE on Friday night.

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The flames raged in both the residential and the agricultural part of the farm.

© www.de24.news The  flames raged in both the residential and the agricultural part of the farm.

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No persons were harmed, but 50 calves were killed.

No persons were harmed, but 50 calves were killed.

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In Rière le Moulin in Cortébert BE, a farm burned brightly on Friday night. “At about 1 o’clock in the night the fire lit the whole horizon. © www.de24.news The  fire was enormous », said one reader. As Kapo Bern reports, no one was harmed. “© www.de24.news The  three people in the living area of ​​the farm were able to leave the building independently,” said Kapo spokesman Joël Regli.

© www.de24.news The  flames raged in the agricultural part and in the adjoining house. On site, 25 fire fighters from the Center-Vallon fire brigade fought against the fire, supported by specialists from Biel. Around 70 animals were brought to safety from the fire. For 50 calves, however, any help came too late, they died in the flames.

As reported by the Kapo, the property was completely destroyed. Accommodation could be organized for the residents in the community. © www.de24.news The  cause of the fire is the subject of investigations.

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