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Amherstburg fire crews put out barn and tractor blazes

Amherstburg firefighters were busy battling two separate blazes yesterday.

Quick response saved barn next to burning tractor

Amherstburg fire crews put out a barn fire on Texas Road near the 5th Concession Thursday. (Amherstbug Fire Department)

Amherstburg firefighters were busy battling two separate blazes yesterday.

The first call came in at around 5 p.m. after a barn caught fire on Texas Road near the 5th Concession.

A backhoe was brought in so crews could extinguish hot spots. The cause and damage estimate have not yet been released.

A backhoe had to be called in to help beat down the flames. (Amberstburg Fire Department)

Emergency crews were called to another fire around 9 p.m.  A tractor was fully engulfed next to fuel tanks and a pole barn on County Road 20 near Concession Road 6.

Officials say a quick response prevented significant damage to the barn, but it's still unclear what sparked the blaze.

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