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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Huge Barn Fire Near Chesley

Brockton | by Kevin Bernard  

Over half a million dollars worth of damage done in blaze Wednesday night.

Over half a million dollars worth of damage was done in a huge barn fire in Brockton.

Flames hit a large barn on Concession 12 just south of Chesley around 9:20 PM on Wednesday.

The barn that was used for dairy cattle and farm equipment was completely destroyed by the blaze.

Fifty cows and twenty calves perished in the flames.

South Bruce Ontario OPP and the Elmwood Fire Department responded to the fire.

The cause of the blaze is undetermined at this time but does not appear to be suspicious.

The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office has been contacted.

There have been several barn fires in Ontario this winter.

About 90 cows died in early February in Elgin County.

Before that, more than 2,000 pigs died in mid-January in a barn fire near Parkhill, while fires earlier in the month at two barns near Guelph and the Mount Forest area killed more than 50 horses, including 43 racehorses.

About 500 goats and 30 cows were also killed in a barn fire in mid-January. And a barn full of chickens died after a fire ripped through a farm in Listowel.



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