13 horses died late last night when fire erupted in a barn at a private farm in Mount Forest, in the second such incident in the area this month.
The North Wellington Fire Chief said it is believed one or possibly two horses were able to escape the blaze, which erupted at about 10 p.m.
He said one man was taken to hospital as a precaution to be treated for smoke inhalation.
The chief says it’s too early to speculate on the cause of the fire, adding the Ontario Fire Marshal’s office has been called in to investigate.
But it is believed the fire may have started in a tractor.
On Janurary 4th, 43 racehorses died in a massive barn fire in Puslinch.
There was a second fire last evening involving horses.
Over the supper hour on Trussler Road, west of Kitchener, a fire in an apartment above a horse barn, was quickly doused. It’s believed some plastic on a stove caught fire.
The business boards and grooms household pets. There are also some horses.
All the horses were removed from the barn, and no pets were injured.