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Six horses perish in overnight fire

Barn fire - Six horses have perished in an overnight fire at a farm on Wellington Road 23 north of Erin.  Wellington County OPP photo

Six horses perish in overnight fire

ERIN - An overnight fire north of Erin village has destroyed a barn and killed six horses.

Town of Erin and Guelph-Eramosa firefighters responded to a report that a barn located on Wellington Road 23 was engulfed in fire at  around 2:30am Wednesday morning.

Wellington County OPP says no one was injured; however, the structure is considered a total loss and the fire claimed seven horses as well as equipment.

The damage is estimated at $1 million, including six Belgian draft horses (a mare, foal and four yearlings). 

Erin Fire and Emergency Services is investigating, and the Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been notified.

*This article originally stated seven horses died, but the number was later corrected to six.

June 15, 2018


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