Montreal firefighters dispatched to barn collapse in Mauricie
Twenty Montreal firefighters are in the Mauricie region north of Trois Rivieres, helping to search a collapsed barn for a missing farm worker.
The firefighters have special training in confined space rescue.
The roof of the barn in Saint-Tite caved in yesterday, possibly under the weight of accumulated snow.
Inside the building were a 35-year old worker from Guatamala and about a hundred animals.
Only a few animals have been removed from the debris. A team of veterinarians is standing by in case any are found alive.
Today, crews are using backhoes to gingerly lift shovelfuls of snow, metal and wood.