$150,000 in damage in Flamborough barn fire

News Apr 01, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate a barn fire in Flamborough that caused $150,000 in damage.

The barn at 165 Concession Rd. E. didn't contain any livestock when the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday, said Hamilton Fire Department spokesperson Claudio Mostacci.

The barn appeared to have been used for general storage for equipment like ATVs, he said.

It took fire crews several hours to knock down Thursday's fire, Mostacci said.

"This wasn't your typical barn fire where the roof collapses."

The metal substructure contained the flames, making it hard to fight, he noted. Much of the building still stands even though the barn was consumed.

This year has been marred by a rash of barn fires affecting livestock.

Notable fires include the Jan. 19 fire in Middlesex County where 2,100 pigs died in a blaze; the Jan. 17 blaze that killed 500 goats and 30 cattle near London; the Jan. 14 barn fire in Mount Forest where 12 Arabian horses were killed, and the Jan. 4 fire that cost 40 racehorses their lives at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch.

Efforts in Flamborough Thursday night were primarily defensive, with crews managing to isolate a propane tank near the back of the barn from the fire, Mostacci said.

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire and whether it is suspicious, he noted.

$150,000 in damage in Flamborough barn fire

News Apr 01, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate a barn fire in Flamborough that caused $150,000 in damage.

The barn at 165 Concession Rd. E. didn't contain any livestock when the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday, said Hamilton Fire Department spokesperson Claudio Mostacci.

The barn appeared to have been used for general storage for equipment like ATVs, he said.

It took fire crews several hours to knock down Thursday's fire, Mostacci said.

"This wasn't your typical barn fire where the roof collapses."

The metal substructure contained the flames, making it hard to fight, he noted. Much of the building still stands even though the barn was consumed.

This year has been marred by a rash of barn fires affecting livestock.

Notable fires include the Jan. 19 fire in Middlesex County where 2,100 pigs died in a blaze; the Jan. 17 blaze that killed 500 goats and 30 cattle near London; the Jan. 14 barn fire in Mount Forest where 12 Arabian horses were killed, and the Jan. 4 fire that cost 40 racehorses their lives at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch.

Efforts in Flamborough Thursday night were primarily defensive, with crews managing to isolate a propane tank near the back of the barn from the fire, Mostacci said.

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire and whether it is suspicious, he noted.

$150,000 in damage in Flamborough barn fire

News Apr 01, 2016 The Hamilton Spectator

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate a barn fire in Flamborough that caused $150,000 in damage.

The barn at 165 Concession Rd. E. didn't contain any livestock when the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Thursday, said Hamilton Fire Department spokesperson Claudio Mostacci.

The barn appeared to have been used for general storage for equipment like ATVs, he said.

It took fire crews several hours to knock down Thursday's fire, Mostacci said.

"This wasn't your typical barn fire where the roof collapses."

The metal substructure contained the flames, making it hard to fight, he noted. Much of the building still stands even though the barn was consumed.

This year has been marred by a rash of barn fires affecting livestock.

Notable fires include the Jan. 19 fire in Middlesex County where 2,100 pigs died in a blaze; the Jan. 17 blaze that killed 500 goats and 30 cattle near London; the Jan. 14 barn fire in Mount Forest where 12 Arabian horses were killed, and the Jan. 4 fire that cost 40 racehorses their lives at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch.

Efforts in Flamborough Thursday night were primarily defensive, with crews managing to isolate a propane tank near the back of the barn from the fire, Mostacci said.

The fire marshal has been called in to investigate the cause of the fire and whether it is suspicious, he noted.