Heavy livestock losses after afternoon barn fire

The scene as officers arrived at a fully engulfed barn fire on Sideroad 2 East, just South of Mount Forest on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 (Photo providied by Constable Joshua Cunningham, Wellington County OPP)

There were heavy livestock losses at a barn fire outside of Mount Forest yesterday.

Wellington County OPP confirm that Nov. 6, 2018 at approximately 1:30 p.m. members of the Wellington County OPP, along with Wellington North Fire Service responded to a structure fire on Sideroad 2 East, south of Mount Forest. It was reported that a barn was engulfed in fire.

The structure is considered a total loss. No one was injured, but 250 goats, 2 horses, 20 rabbits and an assortment of equipment was lost in the blaze. The total estimate of damage is $1.5 million. The Wellington North Fire Services is currently investigating and the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office has been contacted.