1,800 pigs die in barn fire

Members of the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) advise that a barn fire which occurred on Perth Line 16, shortly before 6:00 a.m. on January 9, 2018 has been determined to be non-suspicious in nature.

Approximately 1800 pigs were inside the barn at the time of the fire; all of which were lost. No persons were injured.

Firefighters from St. Marys, Sebringville and Mitchell arrived at the farm on Perth Line 16 in Perth South shortly after 6 a.m.  but it was already too late, they say.

“The structure was fully engulfed in flames when we got there,” said St. Marys fire Chief Richard Anderson. He estimated the damage at $1 million.

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