- Category: Canada News
- Published Sunday, January 17, 2016
- CTV News
About 500 goats and dozens of cattle are dead after a barn fire broke out at a farm outside of London, Ont.
Crews arrived on scene at about 6 a.m. and found the building engulfed in flames, a spokesperson for the local Delaware fire department told CTV London.
According to the spokesperson, high winds fuelled the flames, forcing firefighters to take a defensive position.
There were no human injuries, but the structure did suffer significant damage, and hundreds of livestock perished.
The blaze was the latest in a string of high-profile barn fires this winter.
On Friday, 12 horses died in a barn fire outside of Mount Forest, Ont.
And a massive fire near Puslinch, Ont. claimed the lives of 43 race horses earlier this month.
That loss set the owners back an estimated $4 million to $5 million.
The horses' owner and trainer, Ben Wallace, told CTV Toronto that the fire took a "devastating" toll.
"This is a lifestyle," he said in an interview in early January. "These horses are part of your life, rather than just a commodity."
With files from CTV London and CTV Toronto