First horses, then goats and cows, now pigs.
For the fourth time in just over two weeks a major barn fire in the region has killed livestock. Fire crews were called to a blaze in Parkhill, on Parkhill Drive, around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Fire crews from Grand Bend, Northville, Ailsa Craig, and Thedford were reportedly called in to help battle the blaze.
Middlsex County OPP Constable Liz Melvin told AM980 the fire killed over two thousand pigs.
“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.”
It’s not know what caused the fire and whether or not it is considered suspicious.
The Parkhill fire comes only days after a barn fire near Delaware in Middlesex Centre early Sunday morning killed about 500 milking goats and 30 cows.
43 horses were killed in a stable fire at Classy Lane Stables, south of Guelph in Puslinch, January 4th. Days later over a dozen Arabian horses were killed at a fire at a private farm in Mount Forest.