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Update On Tuesday’s Large Barn Fire

WELLINGTON NORTH TOWNSHIP – On Tuesday, November 6th, at around 1:30 pm, Wellington County OPP and Wellington North Fire Service responded to a fire on Sideroad 2 East, south of Mount Forest.
When they arrived at the scene, they found a barn fully engulfed in flames.
While there were no reports of human injury, the owner lost 250 goats, 2 horses, and 20 rabbits, along with some farm equipment. In addition to this, the building itself is considered unsalvageable.
Damage to the farm is estimated at $1.5 million dollars.
The Wellington North Fire Service is perusing an ongoing investigation, and have contacted the Ontario Fire Marshall.
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Wellington County OPP at 1-888-310-1122.