About 100 cattle were lost in a barn fire in Warwick Township this morning.
Firefighters from Warwick and Arkona were called to a dairy farm on Egremont Road at about 4 am and found a barn on fire according to Fire Chief Brad Goodhill.
A truck driver on Egremont noticed the fire and wok the family at the dairy operation. By the time firefighters arrived the building was engulfed in flames.
“This was an auxiliary barn, so it was it was heifer calves and basically dry cows – cows that are done milking and young breeder stock coming up, but they were varied an age to replace herd later.”
The building was destroyed and about 100 cattle died in the fire however the fire chief says the main operation was not damaged.
Goodhill says fire officials have not been able to determine what sparked the fire.
He expects it will cost about $1 million to replace the barn.