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ONTARIO: Barn fire near Mount Forest kills 270 animals (3 photos)

High winds hamper efforts by several fire departments

MOUNT FOREST - High winds hampered firefighting efforts at a large barn fire south east of Mount Forest Tuesday.

Wellington County OPP report the fire happened on a farm situated on Sideroad 2 east of Concession 6. Emergency services were called at approximately 1:45 p.m.

Reports indicate there were 250 goats, 20 rabbits and and two horses lost in the fire.

Police have put damage estimate at $1.5 million.

Fire crews from North Wellington, Minto, Mapleton and Grand Valley all assisted in fighting the fire, including ferrying in of water.