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Wild winds bring down Stockholm barn

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STOCKHOLM — Strong winds wrecked a barn on Haack Road in the town of Stockholm on Thursday afternoon, leaving several animals temporarily trapped inside.

Seven cows, three pigs and some chickens were inside the structure when it tumbled down, Brasher-Winthrop Fire Chief Patrick M. Kowalchuk said. No humans were injured, Mr. Kowalchuk said. All of the animals escaped alive, though two of the cows may have been struck by debris, he said.

Twenty-two fire company members, along with neighbors and friends, helped to rescue the animals, Mr. Kowalchuk said.

He was not able to confirm ownership of the barn, which he said may have been leased. The structure appeared to be of “fairly new construction,” he said.

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