A fire official said that 250 goats, 20 rabbits and two horses were lost, as well as milking equipment.
Charles Hamilton, a training officer with the Wellington County Fire said the extreme wind conditions made for a tough fight.
"At first we thought there was a person inside the building, trapped, fortunately that wasnt the case," said Fire Chief David Guilbault.
Out this afternoon with North Wellington Fire at a challanging barn fire due to extreme wind conditions. Minto, Mapleton, Grand Valley are assisting with tanker support and manpower. Tought job today…. pic.twitter.com/WRYmJU2QbF
Police and fire services responded to a large barn fire on Tuesday afternoon. (@CharlesWCTO / Twitter)
MOUNT FOREST – High winds hampered firefighting efforts at a large barn fire south east of Mount Forest Tuesday.
Wellington County OPP report the fire happened on a farm situated on Sideroad 2 east of Concession 6. Emergency services were called at approximately 1:45 p.m.
Fire crews from North Wellington, Minto, Mapleton and Grand Valley all assisted in fighting the fire, including ferrying in of water.
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