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Six horses dead after barn fire in Erin, damage estimates top $1M

Last Updated Jun 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Photo courtesy of Wellington County OPP

The Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating after a barn fire in Erin claimed the lives of six horses.

Earlier reports named seven horses, but OPP have reduced the number to six.

And damage estimates are now pegged at over $1-million dollars.

Ontario Provincial Police and Town of Erin Fire & Emergency Services were called to the barn fire Wednesday around 2:30 a.m. on Wellington Road 23, north of the Village of Erin.

The barn was engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived.

The barn, equipment, and horses inside are considered a total loss.

One person escaped the fire without injury.