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25 sheep killed in Pleasant Grove, P.E.I., barn fire

Twenty-five sheep have been killed in a barn fire early Friday morning on the Friston Road in Pleasant Grove, P.E.I.

Cause of fire under investigation

The remains of the Pleasant Grove, P.E.I., barn where 25 sheep were killed in an early morning fire Friday. North Shore fire Chief Jason Blackman said there was no way to save the sheep. (Submitted)

Twenty-five sheep have been killed in a barn fire early Friday morning on the Friston Road in Pleasant Grove, P.E.I.

The North Shore Fire Department responded to the fire at 5:28  a.m., said Chief Jason Blackman.

"When we arrived on scene there was a steel-structured barn that was pretty well, the guts were gone from the inside. The only thing left standing was the steel structure itself," Blackman said. "We knocked it down fairly quickly, took it under control.

"Inside the barn there was one tractor and there was approximately 25 sheep that didn't get out."

Blackman said there was no way they could have got the sheep out of the 40-by-50 square foot barn alive. 

"By the time we got there it was pretty much gone," he said. "It was completely gutted on the inside." 

No other buildings on the property were damaged.

The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of the fire. 

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