Monday, March 28, 2016

Fire claims 45 dairy cattle

Fire destroyed a barn and 45 dairy cattle near Maryhill over the Easter weekend.

The Hailey family is guessing that a hot piece of metal or a stone that passed through their straw chopper ignited the blaze.

The cattle that died included cows, heifers and calves. About 100 head in two nearby barns were safe.

Four volunteer fire departments fought the blaze, using tanker trucks water down the nearby barns. They were from the St. Jacobs, Breslau, Conestogo and Maryhill detachments in Woolwich Township, Waterloo Region.