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Cattle barn destroyed by fire in Wellington County
Published Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:08PM EDT Last Updated Friday, April 10, 2020 1:15PM EDT
KITCHENER -- A cattle barn was destroyed by a fire near the Wellington County community of Alma on Thursday evening.
About 40 firefighters were called to the scene along Sideroad 20 in Mapleton Township, and the flames could be seen for several kilometers.
Centre Wellington Deputy Fire Chief Jonathan Karn tells CTV News the barn was engulfed and partially collapsed when crews arrived.
One person was taken to hospital from the scene with smoke inhalation, Karn added.
Around midnight, he tweeted that all the livestock made it out of the fire.
Operations continuing, aerial in operation along with a excavator removing collapsed sections of the barn, we can confirm that all livestock made it out pic.twitter.com/acf5KA2zA5— Jonathan Karn (@karnDC2) April 10, 2020
Crews were also concerned late Thursday evening about the possibility of the fire spreading to other structures on the property, and nearby propane tanks.
Deputy Chief Karn added that windy conditions created challenges at the scene.
Crews are expected to remain on the scene into the early hours of Friday morning, dealing with the fire and the aftermath.