Tuesday , August 9 2022

The fire & # 39; 1,300 pig farms kill East & # 39; Ontario


Fire consumed huge pig house in & # 39; Quinte West, Ont., Tuesday, killing at least 1,300 animals.

The fire chief John Whelan said that the community got the call about 1 p.m. and quickly called in & # 39; resources from neighboring communities to help battle the blaze. Quinte West is about 100 kilometers west of & # 39; Kingston, Ont.

Whelan said the firefighters did their best when they come to get the animals.

"We have done what we can, I try to get crews inside the sows and piglets," he said.

The firemen Taylor Wardaugh recovering pig. (Submitted by John Whelan)

Whelan said that about 100 animals were saved from the blockade, but the structure was not safe and would bring firefighting by the way & # 39; damage could not save more animals.

"It was difficult to treat, we have heard many animal odors and crying," he said. "What is very tragic, because many of us are from animal lovers."

He said that there were 1400-1500 animals in the building. The fire appears to have been accidental, involving electrical short. The Fire Marshall & # 39; Ontario was asked to investigate, because the fire scale. The damage is estimated at more than $ 1 million, said Whelan. El

He said nobody was hurt & # 39 ;, and kkredita its firefighters for rescues made and to prevent fire spread in & # 39; nearby buildings.

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