MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. - A dairy barn in northern Wayne County was destroyed in a fire, Tuesday, January 9th. Just less than a third of the approximately 101 cows were saved, according to Trooper Lukas Olszar, PA State Police Fire Marshal.
The blaze occurred at the Cold Spring Farm, owned by the Jonas family, at 1842 Great Bend Turnpike, Mount Pleasant Township. At about 2:30 p.m., fire departments responded to what was already a fully involved barn fire.
The structure was a one story, wood frame dairy barn. A neighbor across the street observed smoke coming from a roof eave and his mother called 9-1-1.
Trooper Olszar said that the barn was a total loss. About 31 cows were able to be rescued from the barn.
The Fire Marshal stated that the fire has been ruled as accidental. The fire is believed to have started in the front milk storage room.