From tragedy to triumph
Leslie Fennell of Burns got into the alpaca business almost four years ago this March. But never did she think that business could literally go up in smoke.
Fire erupted in Fennell's barn on the morning of January 26, taking the lives of Legacy Miss Lately, one of her alpacas and its newborn cria, Magalena.
Suffering injuries as a result of the fire was Fennell's rooster, rechristened Smokey Joe. He, along with Fennell, sustained smoke inhalation. In addition, Smokey Joe's comb was burned and scarred. Fennell, herself, suffered burns to her wrists during her attempt to save the mother and i...