Pigs saved after barn fire in Blenheim
Chatham-Kent fire crews responded to a pig barn fire in Blenheim. (Courtesy Chatham-Kent fire)
Published Monday, February 12, 2018 4:27PM EST
Last Updated Monday, February 12, 2018 6:02PM EST
More than a thousand pigs were saved after a barn fire in the Blenheim area.
Crews from two Chatham-Kent Fire stations were called to a farm at 9170 Old Street Line after 11 a.m. Monday.
Officials say employees noticed flames coming from the roof of the structure and safely used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out.
Firefighters arrived on scene and quickly cut away portions of the roof and dowsed hot spots to prevent the fire from spreading.
The 1,400 swine inside the operation were saved.
One of the workers was treated on scene by EMS from smoke inhalation.
Damage has been estimated at $20,000 and the cause of the fire has been ruled as accidential.
Chatham Kent Fire and Emergency Services also responded to the 140 Park Ave East apartments just after 10 a.m. Monday.
Firefighters discovered a fire on the 3rd floor and quickly extinguished the blaze, preventing it from spreading to other units.
One person was treated by EMS at the scene for smoke inhalation.