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Fire rips through barn in Ramara, causes $500,000 in damage

Officials say a 'controlled clean-up fire' close to the barn spread to the structure; Ramara officials say nobody was injured in the blaze

Officials are investigating a barn fire that occurred on Victoria Day Monday at a farm in Ramara Township.

Ramara firefighters responded just after 7 p.m. on Monday evening to the report of a structure fire at 4126 Concession 12.

“What we know at this time is, a controlled clean-up fire close to the vicinity spread to the barn,” Ramara Fire Chief Tony Stong said.

Stong said 32 firefighters were on scene Monday night from 7 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

“At this time, the cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is not considered a suspicious fire,” Stong said.

There were no injuries to people or animals, but the fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage to the barn.

To avoid similar incidents, Stong encourages residents not to leave a fire unattended and to always have the means to extinguish the fire on hand.

“Even with small campfires, you need to make sure you have something on hand to extinguish the fire quickly when necessary,” he urged.

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