Raw video: Horses, cow die in barn fire. Video by John Spink / AJC

Four horses, cow die in barn fire on DeKalb-Clayton County line

Several horses and a cow were killed early Monday in a barn fire near the DeKalb/Clayton County line, authorities said.

Fire crews from both counties responded to the blaze, which broke out around 3:30 a.m. in a barn behind a home on Bouldercrest Road.

DeKalb fire Capt. Eric Jackson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that once firefighters knocked down the flames, they found the bodies of four horses and a cow.

“We don’t have any idea how the fire started or where it started,” Jackson said.

He said the fire destroyed the “extremely large” barn.

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