Several cattle dead as crews battle major fires in Pitt Meadows

Several cattle dead as crews battle major fires in Pitt Meadows

February 8, 2019

Fire crews in Pitt Meadows are dealing with multiple fires on Friday morning, including a large blaze that killed several cattle.

Two dairy barns went up in flames around midnight along Old Dewdney Trunk Road.

Fire crews say up to two dozen cattle may have died in the blaze.

No one else was injured.

“I think the neighbours discovered the fire, and woke the farmer up,” Pitt Meadows Fire and Rescue Services Asst. Chief Brad Perrie said. “All the neighbours jumped into action and were helping him out. They were getting the cattle out. Obviously, there came a point where they had to back away as the fire was getting too intense.”

Crews say the fire is largely under control.

Just a short drive away an industrial fire is burning in a building just off Ford Detour Road not far from the Pitt Meadows Airport.

Neighbours say the building used to be a nursery, but that has changed in recent months.

All three buildings, which are within blocks of each other, are completely destroyed.

Fire officials say they do not believe there is a link between the fires.

Global News

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