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Crews respond to 40 acre ginseng fire near Brantford


Around 50 firefighters from multiple stations responded to a ginseng farm just west of Brantford Sunday.

Brant County said 40 acres of the farm northwest of Burford went up in flames.

The damage is estimated around $400,000.

Firefighters were called to the property around 12:30 p.m.

As of just before 5 p.m., the flames were contained, but fire crews continued to battle hot spots.

Brant County credited collaboration between firefighters and the farmer with controlling heat and limiting damage from the blaze. Top Stories

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