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Dairy Barn Fire Claims 800 Animals

13.08.2019 06:03
By: Branden Crowe

Blaze near Steinbach Sunday night


Photo from Steinbach Online

Steinbach, MB (CKLQ) - An fire has destroyed a dairy complex near Steinbach, killing 800 cows. 

The fire broke out Sunday night at Pennwood Dairy farm and burned well into Monday afternoon. 

Officials say the barn is staffed 24/7 and employees were able to get at least 200 animals to safety. 

There were no injuries to any of the staff. 

As one of the largest dairy farms in the province, officials say that Pennwood Dairy was responsible for 2.6% of the province’s milk supply

The Office of the Fire Commissioner is working with officials to determine the cause of the blaze.