GOULBOURN – Rural firefighters lost the battle for a small barn fire, but won the war a much larger, nearby barn during a fire call this morning (July 30) on Fallowfield Road.
“At 7:41 a.m. Ottawa Fire Services dispatchers received a 911 call from a passerby reporting what appeared to be an abandoned barn on fire,” Ottawa Fire Service (OFS) public information officer Carson Tharris released in a statement.
“Firefighters arrived on scene and, discovering a building with flames from the roof declared a working fire.”
Firefighters from District 8, Station 81 in Goulbourn attended the call. There are multiple agricultural buildings at this location built very close to one another.
“Firefighters searched the buildings to confirm there was no one inside,” Tharris said.
The operation required the use of tanker vehicles to bring water to the scene to battle the flames.
“After initially beginning to attack the flames from the inside an evacuation was ordered as the roof was at risk of collapse,” Tharris said.
“The fire was declared under control at 9:25 a.m., Firefighters were able to prevent the fire from the two burning buildings from reaching the main two-storey barn.”
The OFS would like to thank the Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Enbridge Gas, and Hydro Ottawa who assisted our firefighters on scene.
“Our work together is based on trust, co-operation and a group commitment to service excellence and safety,” Tharris said.