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Fire destroys Richelieu Valley dairy barn

An overnight fire in Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu destroyed a dairy farm, killing more than two hundred cows.

Only a handful of cows manage to survive fire on dairy farm

Fire killed more than 200 dairy cows at a farm in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu. (Simon-Marc Charron/Radio-Canada)

More than 200 dairy cows were killed in a late night fire in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, south of Montreal. 

The fire began around 10 p.m. in a barn that housed about 250 animals. Barely a dozen of the cows survived. 

Firefighters from several neighbouring communities were called in to help battle the fire.

No humans were injured. The cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

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