A violent fire broke out shortly before 1 p.m. on Friday, September 13, at Beaulieu Farm in Waterville and ravaged the barn and silos. The Beaulieu Farm has been an agricultural pillar in the Eastern Townships for years, standing at the crossing of Route 143 and Route 147. It is not to be confused with the Beaulieu Farm market, located nearby. An investigation is underway, but as of yet no official cause for the fire has been revealed. However, the barn was used to store equipment. No person or animal was harmed during the blaze. Up to seven firetrucks from the Sherbrooke and Waterville Fire Departments as well as surrounding municipalities were at the scene to help stop the fire. See full story in the Monday, Sept. 16 edition of The Record.
By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record