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RAVENNA, Ohio — Four animals were killed in a barn fire at Happy Trails Farm Animal Sanctuary Friday night.

According to a statement from Happy Trails, a quickly spreading fire was discovered in the goat/sheep barn by a staff member early in the evening.

Two goats named Natasha and Odessa who are part of the sanctuary’s Farm Animal Visitation Program were rescued and moved to safety along with two barn cats named Myles and Lola.

The goats and Myles are healthy and doing well. Lola is being examined by a veterinarian for possible smoke inhalation, although the sanctuary expects a full recovery.

Two other goats, a pot belly pig and rooster could not be saved.

The sanctuary said it is grateful to four fire departments that contained the fire. They said the fire did not spread to any other nearby barns and shelters.

The statement says the fire did destroy the barn.

The cause has not been determined, but the sanctuary believes it was due to a heat lamp or an electrical cord.

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