A farm building was destroyed by fire in the municipality of St-Claude, near Windsor, on Saturday morning. According to a report from the Richmond region fire department (SSIRR), who responded to the blaze alongside teams from St-Claude and Windsor, firefighters were on the scene from 7:15 a.m. onwards, but the building was a complete loss.
Although the structure served as both equipment storage and a stable, no animals or people were injured in the blaze.
The response team was made up of more than 25 firefighters, who worked to try to control the blaze in temperatures near -30 for several hours. As the work turned from attempts to extinguish to fire control, the SSIRR reports that a backhoe was bought in to help with demolition.
As of the most recent information available, the firefighters had not identified the cause of the fire.