Ontario Barn Blaze Claims 12 Horses

Fire authorities in Ontario, Canada, are investigating the cause of a blaze that killed a dozen horses.

Wellington North Fire Service Chief Dave Guilbault said crews responded to a call about a barn fire just west of Mount Forest on Jan. 14. At the scene firefighters discovered a barn containing 13 horses fully involved in fire. Twelve horses perished, while the last escaped the flames, Guilbault said.

Fire damage is estimated at CAD$500,000, he said.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

The Mount Forest fire is the latest in the area to claim the lives of horses. Earlier this month, 43 Standardbred horses perished when fire swept through the Classy Lane Stables Training Centre in Puslinch, Ontario.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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