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Barn fires hit Saskatchewan and Ontario over the weekend

Saskatchewan blaze results in loss of 5,000 pigs

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Two barn fires occurred over the weekend with one taking place in Ontario, and the other in Saskatchewan.

About 40 firefighters from West Lincoln, Pelham and Haldimand County helped Wainfleet, Ontario firemen respond to a barn fire around noon on June 18.

A horse barn and tractor were destroyed in the blaze, but none of the show Clydesdale were injured.

Until heavy machinery arrives to dig through debris, the cause of the fire won’t be determined.

The property’s owner, Dave Mann, declined to comment, according to the Welland Tribune.

The second weekend barn fire occurred on a farm in Leroy, Saskatchewan on June 18 and resulted in the loss of about 5,000 pigs.

According to the Regina Leader-Post, the blaze started around 4pm Saturday at Sinnet Pork Farm Ltd. It took about 30 firefighters nearly three and a half hours to put it out.

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A press release from Humboldt RCMP said the fire resulted in a total loss and wasn’t considered to be suspicious.

Nobody was injured in the fire and a cause hasn’t yet been determined.

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