GOULDSBORO — A fire that swept through a barn in the Maine town of Gouldsboro killed horses, sheep, pigs, calves and young ducklings and chickens.

Owner Bill Thayer said he tried to rescue his three draft horses but was driven back by the intense heat. He said his wife was burned while trying to let 20 sheep out of the burning barn. Also killed were two pigs, two calves and about 60 young chickens and ducks.

Thayer tells the Bangor Daily News that the fire may have been sparked by a heat lamp. He says he was awakened by flashes of light from the fire early today.