Livestock escapes Spallumcheen barn fire

Firefighters were called to Knob Hill and Hullcar roads Thursday night

A Spallumcheen barn has been destroyed by flames.

The Armstrong-Spallumcheen Fire Department received reports of a structure fire at Knob Hill and Hullcar roads Thursday at about 10:30 p.m.

“It was fully involved,” said Ian Cummings, fire chief.

“There was a pig and piglets inside they got out OK.”

There was little that could be done to save the barn  so the main goal for firefighters was to keep the blaze from spreading.

“There were exposures nearby, an old house and some trees, but the wind co-operated,” said Cummings.

There was some equipment destroyed inside the barn.

A cause has not been determined.

“It’s certainly not suspicious  and we will be looking at it further,” said Cummings.