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Perth farm family picking up the pieces after fire

As many as 30 calves, heifers perish in blaze that destroyed barn

Stanley Korona Jr. surveys the damage at Korona Dairy Farm in Perth on Saturday, July 19, 2014 after a fire the night before destroyed the family's dairy barn.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Stanley Korona Jr. surveys the damage at Korona Dairy Farm in Perth on Saturday, July 19, 2014 after a fire the night before destroyed the family's dairy barn.
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Five more minutes and the baby cows might have been saved. Stanley Korona Jr. said 25 to 30 calves and heifers died in a fire that started in the Korona Dairy Farm’s main barn in the town of Perth Friday evening. He said four, possibly five, dairy cows also perished. “What made me feel bad is I just couldn’t get the calves out,” Korona., 56, said Saturday, his voice raspy from inhaling smoke the night ...

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