Six animals die in Wainfleet barn fire which was most likely caused by a heat lamp

Six animals have died after a barn fire in Wainfleet which was most likely sparked by a heat lamp.

The blaze broke out on Hewitt Road and Lambert Road around 6:30 this morning.

Several animals were in the barn at the time of the fire.

Six animals were rescued, but another 6 animals succumb to the fire.

The investigation into the cause has determined that an electrical appliance, possibly a heat lamp ignited shavings and straw near the floor of the barn.

The fire was contained to the small barn, which was a total loss.

The Fire Department estimates the property damage & loss to be approximately $85,000.00

One person suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital.