Damages estimated at $225,000 after barn fire in Tilbury

Barn fire in Tilbury. Image released by CKFES.

Damages have been pegged at $225,000 after a barn caught fire Saturday morning in Tilbury.

Station 19 was dispatch to a report of fire in a horse barn at 3405 Hornick Line in Tilbury at around 6 a.m. The home owner was up at the time and noticed a glow coming from the barn. On arrival, fire crews found the hayloft heavily involved in fire.

A second image released by CKFES.

The owner removed all the animals from the barn prior to the arrival of the fire crews. Additional firefighters and water tankers were brought in from Merlin, Raleigh and Wheatley to assist with extinguishing the fire. An aerial ladder from Tilbury was used to knock down the bulk of the fire. Crews remained at the scene for an extended period of time to ensure that deep seated fire in the attic was extinguished. There were no injuries at the fire.

Fire officials say the cause of the fire has been deemed accidental.

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