Release Date: December 21st, 2018 - 7:12am
Originator: Staff Sergeant, Jeff Foster, 1 District Operations, 905-825-4747, ext. 2410
Contact: Staff Sergeant, Jeff Foster, 1 District Operations, 905-825-4747, ext. 2410
In the early morning hours of December 21, Halton Police and Halton Hills Fire received a call for a barn fire in the area of Arkell Road and First Nassagaweya Line, Milton.
Emergency services arrived at the Firstline Training Centre and assisted barn staff in urgently removing horses from the blaze.
Ultimately 38 of a total of 40 race horses were rescued. Unfortunately two perished with another two suffering burns that required emergency veterinary treatment. The horses were moved from the centre to various locations that could facilitate them.
The cause of the fire is still being investigated; however, it is believed that it originated in the area of farming machinery.
Further inquiries regarding the fire can be directed to the Halton Hills Fire Department.