Overnight fire in Erin destroys barn, kills horses
An overnight fire just north of Erin has left a barn structure completely destroyed, and claimed the lives of several horses.
Wellington County OPP responded to the blaze on Wellington Road 23 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, along with Erin Fire and Rescue.
Police say the structure was completely engulfed in flames upon their arrival.
The structure has been written as a total loss, along with several pieces of farming equipment.
No injuries occurred during the blaze, however, seven horses perished in the fire.
Erin Fire and Rescue will continue to investigate the cause of the blaze and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been notified.
Erin Fire is currently completing overhaul ops after an early morning, fully involved barn fire north of town. Stn 10 & 50 trucks & manpower were on scene quickly with tanker support from Guelph-Eramosa. The crews did a great job of protecting a couple of exposures from damage. pic.twitter.com/vJ0N9E6kZK
— Charles Hamilton (@CharlesWCTO) June 13, 2018