ROSEMOUNT, Minn. (KMSP) - It's a bad day for any farm when a barn burns to the ground, but when the Fox family of Rosemount lost theirs to a blaze Thursday the sinking feeling was all too familiar.
That's because another structure on the Fox Farm and Market burnt down just four months ago in a fire on the first day of the new year, devastating the family and many of the animals who call the place home.
"It’s our second one in 6 months, so it’s kinda surreal," said Rachel Stancer-Prokop, whose 85-year-old grandfather Richard Fox moved onto the property back in 1935 and built the farm into a staple of the community in Rosemount. He suffered a stroke in December and is still recovering.
The family lost several pigs and chickens to the fire at their property, which sits along County Road 46. Now, their attention turns to counting the survivors.
"It's not an extensive number, but it's enough to hurt," Stancer-Prokop said. "It was a terrible day."