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Two barn fires occur in Ontario between Friday and Sunday

One near Brantford, the other near Peterborough

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content

Three fires, two of which damaged barns, occurred in Ontario between Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20.

Two occurred within 24 hours of one another on Cockshutt Road near Brantford.

According to CTV News, firefighters received the first call at 2:00 a.m. Friday morning for a fire at the John Derus Service Centre. Crews were able to save the building and the cars stored inside.

Fire crews were then called to another fire at an abandoned barn on Cockshutt and Oxbow roads – a short drive from the first fire.

Four stations stayed until 3:00 a.m. battling the blaze, which sparked brush fires and a field fire.

By the time the fire was extinguished, the barn had completely burned to the ground.

Investigations are ongoing.

“We’re still trying to determine how the fire started,” Ontario Provincial Police Constable Ken Johnston told CTV News. “Once we do that then we’ll determine if there’s some sort of criminal element to it.”

The third barn fire happened the morning of Sunday, Nov. 20 on Settlers Line, south of Highway 7.

According to Peterborough This Week, Otonabee South Monaghan firefighters were called just after 9:00 a.m.

A barn and home were destroyed in the fire.

The cause of the fire is unknown and it’s unclear if anyone was in the home when the fire started.

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