Loyalist Township firefighters battle barn blaze in Wilton, Ont.

Loyalist Township firefighters were called to a large barn fire on Simmons Road in Wilton on Monday afternoon.

Firefighters arrived on the scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. Monday. Fire chief Fred Stephenson said it’s likely that fire crews will need all night to put out the blaze, since the barn was so large and was fully engulfed in flames by the time they arrived.

Stephenson said there were four ponies in the barn that managed to escape safely.

Simmons Road was closed between County Road 6 and Frisk Road to deal with a downed hydro wire, but several fire stations, including those from Odessa and Amherstview, and Kingston Fire and Rescue, were called in to assist.

The barn is also not close to any surrounding buildings, so Stephenson said the flames were not in danger of spreading.

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