More than 2,000 pigs killed in Ontario barn fire
NORTH MIDDLESEX, Ont. — More than 2,000 pigs have died in a barn fire north of London, Ont. Ontario Provincial Police say they responded to a call around 3 a.m. near Parkhill, Ont. on Tuesday. They say the barn was destroyed in the fire, but no people were hurt. Police say the investigation remains with the Middlesex County Fire investigator, but the Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified. A handful of other barn fires have killed animals in the last two weeks in southwestern Ontario — a dozen horses died last week in a barn fire near Guelph, Ont., and a blaze in early January south of Guelph killed 43 racehorses. About 500 goats and 30 cows were also killed in a barn fire over the weekend in the area.