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Media Release

Release Date: December 21st, 2018 - 7:59am

Originator: Staff Sergeant, Jeff Foster, 1 District Operations, 905-825-4747

Contact: Staff Sergeant, Jeff Foster, 1 District Operations, 905-825-4747, ext. 2410

Location: Milton

**Updated - Two Horses Perish in Milton Barn Fire

**​Update - Milton Fire Department should be contacted regarding any further inquiries - not Halton Hills Fire Department.

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.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.