Overnight fire in Erin destroys barn, kills horses

An overnight fire just north of Erin has left a barn structure completely destroyed, and claimed the lives of several horses.

Wellington County OPP responded to the blaze on Wellington Road 23 around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, along with Erin Fire and Rescue.

Police say the structure was completely engulfed in flames upon their arrival.

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The structure has been written as a total loss, along with several pieces of farming equipment.

Nobody was injured, but damage is estimated at $1 million.

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Initial reports indicated seven horses died but that number has been reduced to six.

Erin Fire and Rescue will continue to investigate the cause of the blaze and the Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office has been notified.

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