Wellington OPP say approximately 40-cattle have perished in a barn fire in Mapleton Township, west of Rothsay
Emergency Crews responded to the blaze just after 11:30 this morning on Concession 12 near Wellington Road 9.
The barn was fully engulfed in flames when fire fighters arrived.
No word at this time on a cause or estimate of damage.
It’s been a difficult year for barn fires involving animals in Ontario.
In early May, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said more than 300 tonnes of animals had died in 15 barn fires.
They say nearly 70 per cent of the tonnage came from one fire in London where 2,100 pigs were killed _ and 43 racehorses died after a blaze in early January in Puslinch.