Over 50 farmers from 4 counties helped rescue cows after a dairy farm in Chenango Forks went up in flames Tuesday night.
A feeding tractor caught fire around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in a bar at the Aukema Dairy Farm.
Nearly 70 cows made it out safely thank to the help of the farmers who turned out in record numbers to assist. Chenango Forks Assistant Fire Chief Kipp Herner was first on the scene. He lives less than a mile away.
“We had over 50 farmers here before we had 3 trucks. The community support is what was amazing last night. Seeing that makes you be proud that you live in this area.”
The farm, which is the sole supplier of Dutch Hill Creamery, is a total loss.
The family is grateful no one was hurt and that support was plentiful.