Goats suspected of causing barn fire

February 10, 2009 5:44:58 PM PST
These goats may have gotten a baaah-d idea from Mrs. O'Leary's cow. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

A fire destroyed a barn near Laramie, Wyo., on Monday. Firefighters suspect some goats inside the barn started the fire by nibbling through electric heater cords or knocking down a heating lamp.

Barn owner Dale Wood says the barn was a total loss and at least three female goats died.

Neighbors alerted Wood's son to the fire, who called firefighters and tried to put out the flames.

For years, legend had it that Catherine O'Leary's cow started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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