30 an­i­mals per­ish in barn fire

The Glengarry News - - Front Page - -- Richard Mahoney

A fund-rais­ing drive has been started to help a Dalkeith area fam­ily who lost about 30 an­i­mals in a barn fire early Fri­day morn­ing.

Some 19 beef cat­tle and nine horses per­ished in the blaze which started at about 3 a.m. May 3 in a barn lo­cated on Linda and Wayne Loth­ian’s Windy Park farm, lo­cated at 1215 D’Aoust Road, west of Lochin­var Road. No­body was in­jured in the fire. The cause of the blaze had not been im­me­di­ately de­ter­mined but it is be­lieved to have been re­lated to an elec­tri­cal de­fect, North Glen­garry Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Roy said.

“The build­ing was fully in­volved when fire­fight­ers ar­rived,” he said. All four sides of the barn were in flames when about 50 fire­fight­ers from North Glen­garry be­gan bat­tling the blaze. They were backed by about 15 Van­kleek Hill fire bri­gade mem­bers.

A wa­ter shut­tle ser­vice was used to trans­port wa­ter from Alexan­dria to the scene.

RICHARD MAHONEY PHOTO

HUGE LOSS: North Glen­garry fire­fight­ers hose down what re­mains of a barn fol­low­ing a fire that killed about 30 an­i­mals on a farm near Dalkeith. More cov­er­age in­side.

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