Five cattle perish in Minto barn fire

MINTO – Five cattle were killed as fire destroyed a barn southeast of Clifford on Saturday night.

Around 7:30pm on Aug. 14, Minto Fire’s Clifford Station responded to report of a barn on fire at a rural property on Ayton Road near Wellington Road 2. 

Minto Fire officials state smoke and flames were coming from the structure as firefighters arrived.

Everyone in the building “got out safely and no injuries were reported,” a press release states.

However, five cattle perished in the fire. 

Fire officials did not provide information about the cause of the fire, but noted it was accidental.

The blaze resulted in an estimated $750,000 in damage. 

Approximately 50 firefighters from stations in Palmerston, Harriston, Wellington North and West Grey responded. 

“Minto Fire wishes to thank our neighbours in Wellington North and West Grey for the support,” the release states.