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Fire erupts at Georgetown barn, no animals inside

Last Updated Jan 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm EST

A fire broke out at a barn at Ninth Line and 5 Sideroad in Georgetown on Jan. 16, 2016. GOOGLE MAPS.

No injuries were reported after a fire broke out in an empty barn in Georgetown early Saturday morning.

The barn, which is located at Ninth Line and 5 Sideroad, became completely engulfed in flames around 5 a.m.

Halton police told 680 NEWS no animals were in the barn at the time of the fire, but there were cattle outside.

Police said there are two barns on the property and it was the smaller of the two that went up in flames.

The home on the property is also vacant.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.

This the third barn fire in Ontario in a month.

Early Friday, 12 horses died in a barn fire – the second such tragedy in the province in less than two weeks. The horses were killed after flames broke out in a barn on a private farm in Mount Forest, Ont., northwest of Guelph.

The fire came just 11 days after a devastating blaze in Puslinch, Ont., in which 43 standardbred horses died.

With files from The Canadian Press