On Tuesday morning, a devastating barn fire left dozens of animals dead at a Martha’s Vineyard farm. As reported by multiple sources, the blaze killed 50 chickens, 12 sheep, two cows and 22 lambs at the Fischer family’s Flat Point Farm.
WCVB News reports that the barn was “totally engulfed” by the time that fire fighters arrived – there is speculation that the fire may have been started by a heat lamp inside of the 80-year-old structure. On a fundraiser created for the family, and explanation of the family’s history in this area, and on the farm, was provided:
This farm has been in the West Tisbury Fischer family for 80 years and in this time span many people have fond memories of growing up and helping out on the farm with haying season and other farm chores. This farm has also been an educational experience for many Island school field trips and a place where the community can come to purchase fresh eggs and meat.
There has been an outpouring of support for the family and over $20,000 has been donated so far on the GoFundMe account. Click here for more information about donating.
(Image via screenshot Vineyard Gazette/Albert Fischer)
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