Photo: P.Stolk, Farm Mutual Insurance Plan, 2011/ Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)
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The worst fires since January, 2015

Following is a list of fires with more than 3,000 animal deaths. For a complete list of fires see Animals killed in barn fires in Canada since January, 2015. Note that some of the reports are in French only.




March 13, 2015:
100,000 chickens in Montérégie, QC (news link not available)

April 17, 2015:
3,000 pigs near RM of Ste. Anne, MB


Sept.6, 2015:
22,000 chickens in Oxford County, ON


Sept.28, 2015:
60,000 chickens in Abbotsford, BC


Dec.27, 2015:
3,000 pigs in Plessisville, QC


January 1, 2016:
50,000 Brome Lake Ducks near Racine,Quebec


Feb.8, 2016:
7,500 chickens on l'Île d’Orléans, QC


March 10, 2016:
12,500 turkeys at Ange-Gardien, QC


Mar.17, 2016:
4,000 ducks in Saint Camille, QC


June 1, 2016:
13,000 chickens at Ange-Gardien, QC


June 18, 2016:
5,000 pigs at Leroy,SK


Aug.9, 2016:
7,500 chickens near Prince Albert,Saskatchewan


Sept.19, 2016:
45,000 chickens near Busby,AB


Nov.16, 2016:
27,000 chickens at Terrebonne QC


Jan.17, 2017:
12,000 chicks at Shefford,QC


Jan.31, 2017:
4,000 pigs at Plympton-Wyoming,ON


Feb.13, 2017:
5,000 chickens at Abbotsford,BC


March 8, 2017:
6,000 chickens at Chilliwack,BC


June 6, 2017:
10,000 chickens at Abbotsford,BC


June 8, 2017:
3,500 pigs at New Bothwell,MB


Aug.9, 2017:
4,000 pigs at Watford,ON


Nov.7, 2017:
30,000 chickens at Wickham,QC


Nov.10, 2017:
7,500 pigs at Hanover,MB


Dec.2, 2017:
4,100 chickens at Elgin,QC


Jan.29, 2018:
4,000 pigs at Jarvis,ON


Apr.10, 2018:
14,000 chicks at Port Coquitlam,BC


June 1, 2018:
12,000 pigs at Rosetown,SK


June 29, 2018:
60,000 hens at Rivière-Héva, QC


Oct.14, 2018:
30,000 chicks at Sheffield Mills, N.S.