UPDATE: 3:57 P.M. Wednesday
The cause of a massive fire at a dairy farm in Wellesley is believed to have been accidental.
Wellesley Fire Chief Paul Redman tells MyStratfordNow.com that the cause of the fire that destroyed a barn on Lobsinger Line has been ruled as undetermined but it’s believed that it was accidental in nature.
He adds that the investigation has been closed and that the Ontario Fire Marshall’s Office was not called in to investigate.
The fire caused around $650 thousand in damage and caused the death of 250 piglets, 170 pigs and 30 cows.
Fifteen tonnes of feed was also destroyed in the blaze.
A barn fire at a dairy farm in Wellesley has left around fifty cattle dead and caused massive damage in its wake.
Waterloo Regional Police tell My Stratford Now.com that the fire began around 5:50 Monday afternoon at the farm on Lobsinger Line and caused between $500 and $700 thousand in damage.
They say the barn was completely destroyed in the fire and along with the cattle, around 400 pigs were also killed.
No one was injured in the blaze but 15 tonnes of feed was also destroyed.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
Lobsinger Line was closed between Hackbert Road and Charles Street while emergency personnel were on scene.