50 cows killed in barn fire near Rothsay

A barn fire in Mapleton Township killed approximately 40 cows Monday afternoon, police said.

Fire crews were working to contain fire Monday afternoon

A barn fire near Rothsay, Ont., has killed approximately 50 cows on Monday, police say.

Ontario Provincial Police said fire crews were called to the home on Concession 12 near Wellington Road 9 in Mapleton Township at 11:37 a.m. for a barn fire.

When fire fighters arrived on scene, the barn was fully engulfed in flames.

Wellington County fire training officer Jonathan Karn said crews from the townships of Mapleton and Minto were on the scene Monday afternoon working to contain the barn fire and keep it from spreading to the nearby house and garage.

There was no word on the cause of the fire.

The farm is located approximately 60 km north of Waterloo.