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Video: Fire destroys Chelmsford family's barn

No one injured in Sunday night blaze, cause still under investigation

Greater Sudbury Fire Services continue to investigate the cause of a barn fire in Chelmsford on Sunday evening.

Platoon chief Chris Stokes said four stations were called out to the blaze at McKenzie Road and Highway 144 in Chelmsford on Nov. 17 between 9 and 10 p.m. He said a barn on the property was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.

One of the owners of the property, Cassandra LeClair, told the family operates a hobby farm on the property. She said she called 911 around 9 p.m. or so, after a neighbour informed them their barn was on fire.

"Someone knocked at our door around 8:50 p.m. to let us know our barn was on fire, at which time, it was almost completely engulfed," LeClair said.

The barn had to be demolished, she said.

The fire claimed the lives of four guineafowls and a rooster. An RV, boats and a storage unit were all but destroyed, LeClair told, while a garage was damaged.

The fire service hasn't determined the cause of the fire yet, Stokes said. A damage estimate has also not been released.