Mountain View Fire, neighbors combine efforts to save sheep from fire in Mead
April 6, 2015
Mountain View firefighters were presented with a unique challenge last week while responding to a barn fire in Mead, but thanks to the help of a group of neighbors, they were able to save a herd of sheep from the flames.
Minutes before 6 p.m. on March 26, Mountain View Fire Rescue was dispatched to a structure fire in the 17200 block of Weld County Road 7 in Mead in southwestern Weld County. Upon arrival at the scene, firefighters found a small barn on fire and several sheep in danger from the extreme heat and flames.
Neighbors responded to assist firefighters with moving the sheep to safety except one, according to an agency news release. Firefighters used a chainsaw to cut the corral and free the final sheep. Its coat was burned and it was a little discolored from the ordeal, but otherwise in good health, the release stated.
Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire and remained on scene to perform cleanup operations. The building was considered a total loss, and the cause remains under investigation.