Fire destroys barn near Waterford

Handout/Delhi News Record Damage is estimated at $350,000 to a barn and its contents on Concession 8 Townsend, near Waterford on March 9. Norfolk County Fire officials say the fire broke out at 2:30 p.m., and while horses were already out of the building, a passerby helped three dogs escape the structure.

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Damage is estimated at $350,000 after fire destroyed a barn and its contents Saturday afternoon near Waterford.

Michael Atkins, fire prevention officer with the Norfolk County Fire Department, said crews were dispatched to the blaze at about 2:30 p.m. on Concession 8, Townsend.

No one was home at the time the fire broke out, and horses belonging to the family were already outside when firefighters arrived to discover heavy smoke and flames.

Atkins said a passerby called 911 after noticing heavy smoke at the rear of the structure.

“The person who called 911 was able to save three dogs by getting them out of the barn before police or firefighters arrived on scene,” Atkins said in a media release. “The homeowner was very thankful that his dogs were rescued.”

Damage is estimated at $350,000 after fire destroyed a barn and its contents Saturday afternoon near Waterford.

Michael Atkins, fire prevention officer with the Norfolk County Fire Department, said crews were dispatched to the blaze at about 2:30 p.m. on Concession 8, Townsend.

No one was home at the time the fire broke out, and horses belonging to the family were already outside when firefighters arrived to discover heavy smoke and flames.

Atkins said a passerby called 911 after noticing heavy smoke at the rear of the structure.

“The person who called 911 was able to save three dogs by getting them out of the barn before police or firefighters arrived on scene,” Atkins said in a media release. “The homeowner was very thankful that his dogs were rescued.”

 

 

 

 

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