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Barn fire in Wellesley causes $650,000 in damage: police

Waterloo Regional Police responded to a report of a barn fire on Monday night. File / Global News

A barn fire in Wellesley township on Monday night has caused $650,000 in damage, according to estimates from Waterloo Regional Police.

Police said emergency services were called to a farm on Lobsinger Line just before 6 p.m. with a report of a fire.

When they arrived, emergency services personnel discovered a barn completely engulfed in flames.

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Police said that 50 cattle and 400 pigs were killed in the blaze.

Between the dead livestock and the cost of the barn, damage estimates were pegged at $650,000.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined but is being investigated by the Wellesley and Woolwich fire departments.

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