ustin, 14 April: About 18,000 cows were charred to death, when a dairy farm turned into heaps of ashes, in a fire that broke out after a blast in a machine. The dairy farm, South Fork Dairy, located in Dimmitt City of Texas province, was suspected to have caught fire as a machine blasted due to overheating.
Some cows were rescued by the firefighters. One person, who received injuries has been hospitalised.
Police Officer Sal Rivera suspected a blast in the machine, due to its overuse. The fodder kept for the cows caught fire. The cows were brought into a specific place for milking. The approach roads to the dairy farm were closed as a security measure.
Further investigations are in progress.