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Barn Fire Causes Major Damage, Displaces 1,600 Cows

The fire that ripped through Pleasant View Farms in Martinsburg on Thursday, Feb. 23, was ruled accidental, according to a Pennsylvania State Police public information release statement.

According to Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company Chief Randy Acker, crews were called out at around 4 a.m. and arrived to find the farm's offices and part of its milking barn fully involved.

"When we pulled in, the front of the barn was totally engulfed in fire," Acker said. Acker said the area on fire contained offices, a laundry room, a kitchen, the compressor room, and a tanker room.

Acker said the farm has...


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