There has been another fire which has destroyed a farm equipment shed.
Dawn-Euphemia and St. Clair firefighters were called to a home on Lambton Line near Mandaumin Road about 5 pm. Dawn-Euphemia Deputy Fire Chief Don Ewing says by the time firefighters arrived it was completely engulfed in flames.
Ewing says the homeowner noticed the flames and called 9-1-1. “She knew how to run the tractor with the (snow) blade on it, so she got it out then couldn’t get back into the shed.” The shed contained tractors, a combine and grain wagons as well as other equipment used on the farm.
Fire crews poured water on the shed and protected the nearby home until after 8 pm.
St. Clair Township Fire Chief Walt Anderson estimates damage at about $300,000.
The cause, he says, is accidental.