Fire damages farm building in Brooke-Alvinston

A fire Saturday evening caused damage estimated at $400,000 to a shed and the equipment inside at a farm on Conservation Road in Brooke-Alvinston.

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A fire Saturday evening caused damage estimated at $400,000 to a shed and the equipment inside at a farm on Conservation Road in Brooke-Alvinston.

Fire Chief Jeff McArthur said the municipality’s firefighters were call out to the farm at approximate 6:30 p.m.

“The residents were home at the time and were alerted to the fire in the farm machinery shed,” he said.

“They came outside and called 911.”

The building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and they worked to protect neighbouring buildings in the farmyard, including a cattle barn, McArthur said.

“We monitored wind conditions and any fire spread that was happening, and were able to contain it to just that one machinery shed,” he said.

Water tankers were called in from fire halls in Glencoe, Watford and Kerwood, and firefighters were rotated in and out of action on the cold night to make sure “everybody stayed as warm and dry as possible,” McArthur said.

Firefighters were at the farm until approximately 11 p.m.

There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is still being investigated, McArthur said.

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