First horses, then goats and cows, now pigs.
For the fourth time in just over two weeks, a major barn fire in southern Ontario has killed a large number of livestock.
Fire crews were called to a blaze in Parkhill, northwest of London, around 3 a.m. Tuesday.
“Middlesex County OPP responded to a barn fire, there were some animal deaths. It was a big barn with livestock inside, and approximately two-thousand pigs are deceased.” said Middlsex County OPP Constable Liz Melvin.
It’s not known what caused the fire, nor whether it’s considered suspicious.
Tuesday’s blaze comes only days after a barn fire near Delaware in Middlesex Centre, south of London, early Sunday morning which killed about 500 milking goats and 30 cows.
Back on January 4th, 43 horses were killed in a stable fire at Classy Lane Stables, south of Guelph, in Puslinch.
Days later, over a dozen Arabian horses were killed in a fire at a private farm in Mount Forest.