Ottawa

Hay-filled shed destroyed by fire

A hay-filled structure in Ottawa's rural west end will have to be demolished after it was heavily damaged by fire Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Firefighters worked through the night to douse 1,600 bales of hay that went up in flames

Smoke rises from a burning barn in Kinburn, Ont., on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. Ottawa Fire Services said the structure will have to demolished. (@District8chief/Twitter)

A hay-filled structure in Ottawa's rural west end will have to be demolished after it was heavily damaged by fire Monday afternoon, fire officials said.

Firefighters worked through the night to put out the fire that began at a barn at 3741 Dominion Springs Rd., near Kinburn Side Road and Highway 417, around 2:23 p.m. Monday, Ottawa Fire Services said in a release.

A firefighter works to douse the hay which caught fire Monday afternoon. (Stu Mills/CBC)

Around 1,600 bales of hay were in the storage structure on the farm, located approximately three kilometres northeast of Pakenham, Ont., they said.

Firefighters plan to remain at the farm Tuesday to make sure any hot spots are extinguished. They're dousing the hay and spreading it across nearby fields.

Firefighters remain at the farm Tuesday to douse the hay bales with water and spread the hay across nearby fields to prevent flare-ups. (Courtesy of Ottawa Fire Services)

Ottawa firefighters requested the assistance of nearby fire stations in Mississippi Mills, Almonte and Pakenham. 

While firefighters considered using foam to put out the flames, they ended up only using water to protect the farmer's crops.

No injuries were reported from the fire, which is under investigation.