INDEPENDENCE, KY (FOX19) - Two dogs and their puppies were killed this morning in an Independence barn fire.
A neighbor in the 1400 block of Bramlage Road alerted authorities of the fire around 5 a.m. Crews arrived on the scene to find the barn on fire and the blaze moving closer to the barn owner's home.
Fire fighters were able to contain the fire before it reached the home, but the barn is a total loss. Two dogs and their puppies were killed in the fire. No humans were harmed.
Icy ground and the water used to fight the fire caused the area to be very slick. Salt trucks were called to the scene to make conditions less hazardous to crews fighting the blaze.
Officials were still on the scene two hours after fire investigating the cause.