Large barn goes up in flames in Genesee County, killing animals inside

GENESEE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)- An investigation is underway in Genesee County after a large barn went up in flames killing many animals inside.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Friday at a farm on Judge Road.

The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office tells us the barn was fully engulfed when the Alabama fire department arrived.

We’re told several horses were rescued but other animals including goats, sheep and chickens did not survive.

Right now the cause is unknown but deputies say they received a report of the fire being suspicious.

“We don’t know that it was intentionally set, we don’t know the cause,” says Deputy Richard Schildwaster, with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office. “The fire itself is under investigation.”

No people were seriously injured. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s