LEE COUNTY, Va. -

Eight animals died in a fire Sunday morning at the livestock yard in Ewing, Virginia.

According to the assistant fire chief of the Thomas Walker Fire Department, crews were dispatched around 6:30 Sunday morning. We're told more than 50 firefighters responded from several area departments.

Firefighters say more than half of the building sustained damage. 46 cattle were saved; four cows died along with two goats, a sheep and a lamb.

The fire is under investigation by the Virginia State Police arson investigation unit.

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