Fire destroys Coopersville barn

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  • Fire burned barn at Langeland Farms in Coopersville.
  • Fire burned barn at Langeland Farms in Coopersville.

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - Fire burned a barn at a Langeland Farms in Coopersville.

The fire started around 6:30 am Wednesday near the intersection of Garfield and 48th Ave.  Flames and smoke could be seen from miles away. At least five fire departments were called in to fight the blaze.

WZZM 13's crew on the scene says the fire was mostly out by 7:30 am. The barn that burned contained cattle and dairy cows, but most got out of the barn on their own.

Allendale Township Fire Chief Mike Keef says nearby chicken barns were partially on fire when firefighters arrived, but crews were able to put those barns out before significant damage occured. He says they are not sure if any animals were killed or not. Fire crews will likely be at the farm most of the day, making sure hay bales are removed and don't restart the fire.

The barn that burned was built in 1906.

Firefighters were able to save a connected barn that holds the Langeland Farm's milking operation.

Another fire damaged a barn at Langeland Farms in 2005.

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