Fundraiser started for Easton family who lost calf barn in fire; Animals got out safely

A GoFundMe campaign has started for an Easton family whose calf barn was destroyed by fire on Sunday.

The fire broke out at about 5:15 p.m. at the structure at 164 Cozy Hollow Road, destroying the barn which belonged to Bill and Kathy Briggs. The calves were able to get out safely, according to Washington County Fire Coordinator Glenn Bristol.

Firefighters from area departments including Easton, Greenwich, Cossayuna, Schuylerville and Hebron were at the scene for several hours. It took awhile because there were 2,500 bales of hay inside the barn, Bristol said.

Bristol was not aware of any injuries. The cause is unknown at this point.