New York State Police: At the very least 20 animals killed in Lysander barn fireplace

Posted: Feb 22, 2021 / 7:37 PM EST
Updated: February 22, 2021 / 9:14 am EST

(New York State Police)

LYSANDER, NY (WSYR-TV) – At least 20 animals are dead after a fire at Purpose Farm on Monday, according to New York State Police.

Purpose Farms is located at 1454 West Genesee Rd. In Lysander. New York State Police said it looked like a malfunctioning heating element caused the fire.

The farm is a non-profit organization that saves animals and lets children who need animal therapy come to the farm for free.

The animals on the farm include donkeys, birds, pigs, goats and alpacas.

The family has a generator from 9.10 p.m., but they still accept donations.

If you’d like to donate to the Purpose Farm, read below:

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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