Hundreds of goats die in latest Ontario farm fire

About 500 goats and dozens of cattle are dead after a barn fire broke out at a farm outside of London, Ont.

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on Sunday.

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


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