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Goderich barn fire claims more than 600 pigs; another fire damages barn near Monkton

Fires occurred Saturday and Monday mornings

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Ontario firefighters were called to two barn fires between Saturday and Monday mornings.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, 640 pigs were killed when a barn near Goderich went up in flames. Crews from Blyth, Goderich, Wingham and Lucknow responded to the fire after a passer-by saw the building burning.


The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause and investigators say the fire isn’t suspicious.

Damage is estimated at $1 million.

Another fire broke out just after 4:00 a.m. Monday morning at a barn on Line 53 near Road 180, near Monkton.

Firefighters from Mitchell brought a tanker truck and crews from Atwood also assisted.

At this time, the cause, estimated damage to the Monkton barn, and if it was empty, is unknown. has reached out to the Goderich Fire Department and the North Perth Fire Department for comments.

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