SPRING HILL TOWNSHIP - Fifty cows died in a barn fire early this (Friday) morning in Stearns County's Spring Hill Township.

The Sheriff says the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. at the Daniel Welle farm. The barn contained about 75 cows, only 20-25 got out safely.

The total loss from the cows and the barn is over $100,000.

Several fire departments assisted in putting out the fire.