25,000 chickens dead following weekend barn fire in Cornwall
A group of chickens is seen in Guelph, Ont. on June 23, 2011. (Courtesy Krystyna Czernicki)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, December 31, 2012 1:19PM EST
SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ont. - As many as 25,000 chickens are dead following a barn fire this weekend just east of Cornwall.
Firefighters were called to a building fully engulfed in flames in South Glengarry Township just before 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fire Chief Harold Harvey says it's believed something went wrong with the heating or electrical system inside the barn.
Damage is estimated to be at least $200,000.
The Ontario Fire Marshal's office has been notified.