Cattle on the loose after transport fire in northern Ontario


Chelsea Papineau, CTV Northern Ontario (Canada)

October 12, 2020


SUDBURY -- Ontario Provincial Police are warning travellers on Highway 11 in the northeast to be cautious for roaming cattle after several got loose following a transport fire Sunday between Opasatika and Mattice.


"The cause of the vehicle fire has not been confirmed," OPP Community Safety Officer Stephanie Belec told CTV News in an email Monday afternoon.


Belec said some cattle died in the incident.


"We're urging motorists to be cautious while driving through the area, as there are still outstanding cattle," said Belec. "I cannot confirm a number."


A Kapuskasing man, Mike Chartrand, tweeted...


... RIP 40 died in the fire, 3 had to be put away but many more ran away on highway or rail tracks...


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