Goats, bunnies killed in barn fire


April 14, 2023

A barn fire in rural Carlton County left numerous miniature goats dead and two farmers suffering from burns and smoke inhalation.

Jody and Fast Eddie Westerberg of King Creek Hobby Farm, located on M T Nelson Road between Mahtowa and Barnum, don't know what started the fire. By the time they got to the barn, it was burning too fiercely to enter. They were able to save seven of their miniature silky fainting goats in a pen next to the barn. A total of 16 goats and two rabbits died inside the barn.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office received the call about the barn fire in Skelton Township at 1...

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