Barn Fire Claims 1,300 Pigs

By Jamie Stanley

(AUBURN, ON) – Huron County OPP are currently at the scene of a fully engulfed barn fire located on St Augustine Line, between Hawkins Road and Nile Road. Officers attended the fire scene shortly after 7:00 am.

North Huron Fire Department members have been on scene all morning fighting the fire.

The initial estimate of loss includes 1,300 pigs and very heavy damage to the pig barn. A dollar value of the damage is believed to be in excess of $800,000.

The cause of the fire is not known at this point, however it is not believed to be suspicious.

St Augustine Line, between Hawkins Road and Nile Road, remains closed.

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