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)

Heavy livestock losses after afternoon barn fire

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.