Tuesday, August 13, 2019

800 cattle perish in Manitoba fire

Fire destroyed four barns at Pennwood Farms near Steinbach, Man., Monday, claiming 800 of the dairy farm’s 1,000 cattle.

CBC picture
Crews were milking at the time the fire broke out. 

Three barns were fully engulfed when firemen arrived and a fourth burned before the six-departments crew brought the flames under control.

The farm was on the verge of expanding to 1,700 head.