Black Creek barn fire kills goats, chickens

Black Creek barn fire kills goats, chickens

WATCH: An overnight fire in Black Creek destroyed a barn housing several chickens and 15 goats that all perished.

Oyster River firefighters arrived at a property on Surgenor Road in Black Creek at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning to find a barn fully engulfed in flames.

“Coming down the road from a mile or two away we knew it was a fully-involved barn fire, you could see the glow in the sky,” said Oyster River Fire Chief Bruce Green.

Oyster River called in mutual aid from the Courtenay Fire Department and 25 firefighters battled the flames.

“There was no saving the barn,” added Green. “For us, it’s our safety, stay on the outside, put water on it from the outside and the challenge with barns, in general, is the metal roofs. When the roof collapses, the metal falls on top of the fire, so it’s hard to access the fire. We brought in an excavator to remove the tin off the fire so we can get to it.”

The family had several chickens and over 15 goats in that barn. They all perished in the fire.

Firefighters were back at the scene for several hours later in the day Wednesday dealing with three large piles of hay that continued to smoulder.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

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