A fire in a dairy barn in the Canadian province of Quebec killed 120 cows late Wednesday night. Rescuers on the scene were only able to save seven of the Princeville dairy farm’s cows.
According to the Montreal Gazette, officials suspect that the fire was “of an electrical origin.”
The barn is considered a complete loss, and is valued at CA$1.4 million. Read more from the Montreal Gazette here.
This fire was one of five reported this month, resulting in the combined deaths of nearly 330 cattle. Click any of the links below to read more about the incidents:
- Blaze destroys 100-year-old N.Y. dairy farm
- Another N.Y. dairy suffers devastating loss from fire
- 80 cattle killed in Wisconsin fire
- Alert driver helps to save 37 cows from blazing inferno
The August issue of Dairy Herd Management included advice to minimize the potential of barn fires. Read about it here.