WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) _ Fire officials say 55 cows died in a barn fire in northern New York.

The Watertown Daily Times reports that damage to the dairy farm in Watertown was so extensive that the cause of the Thursday night fire will likely remain unknown. The cows were trapped in the barn and several fire departments were called to the scene to battle the flames, which could be seen for miles.

The property was deemed a total loss but was insured