Barn fire near St. Thomas not suspicious

  A weekend barn fire near St. Thomas does not appear to be suspicious according to Elgin OPP.

Fire crews from Central Elgin were called to an outbuilding on a rural property at Dalewood Road and Ron McNeil Line, just north of St. Thomas, around 8:50 p.m. Saturday. By the time they arrived a portion of the metal building was already glowing red hot.

Fire fighters remained on the scene until 4:00 a.m. The fire consumed the entire building and it was a total loss.

Damage is estimated at around $220,000.

The cause of the blaze is undetermined at this time.

The building was used as a hobby shop for the family that lives on the property. No one was inside at the time and there were no injures.