Firefighters from Greater Napanee Emergency Services spent much of the evening of Tuesday, March 13th combatting a barn fire at 1527 Bridge St W in Napanee, just east of Deseronto. The large animal barn was already fully engulfed as firefighters arrived on scene at around 6:15 p.m.
Greater Napanee Fire Chief Rob Serson confirmed there were no injuries to persons in the fire, but the structure was considered a total loss. A small number of chickens, which had been housed in the barn, were reportedly lost.
Chief Serson indicated that the suspected cause of the fire appeared to be an electrical fault. Fire crews are expected to remain into the late evening extinguishing hotspots, and into the following morning to conduct a follow-up inspection.
No estimate has been given on the dollar loss at this time.