Stearns County Barn Fire Kills 5 Calves

Created: 01/25/2013 1:14 PM By: Jennie Olson

A barn fire in Stearns County killed five calves and severely damaged the building early Friday morning.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office and Watkins Fire Department were called to the 15000 block of 150th Street in Luxemburg Township around 4:42 a.m.

Officials believe the fire was started by a heating lamp used to keep the calves warm.

The owner of the barn is 52-year-old Ronald Molitor of Watkins.