Update: RNC continuing to investigate Goulds barn fire

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Nine horses in barn at time of blaze, all out safely

The RNC is continuing to investigate a structure fire in the area of the Backline in Goulds today.

At approximately 10 a.m., RNC patrol services and the St. John’s Regional Fire Department responded to a fire in a livestock barn in the area of the Backline in Goulds.

As a result of the fire, the RNC was forced to close down The Backline and Doolings Line until 3:30 p.m.

There were no injuries reported and all the livestock were safely evacuated from the building. The structure was completely destroyed in the fire but the adjacent house remained untouched.

The RNC remains on scene as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the RNC at 637-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers website at





(Earlier story)

There are no injuries in a raging fire at a barn complex in the Goulds area of St. John's known as Beaver Brook Stables.

There were nine horses in the barn at the time the fire started, and all got out safely.

More details to come, full coverage in Tuesday's edition of The Telegram.


(Earlier story)

Members of the St. John's Reginal Fire Department are currently responding to a barn fire at Beaver Brook stables in the Goulds area of St. John's.

The Telegram has staff on the scene and will be providing updates as they become available.

Organizations: Fire Department

Geographic location: St. John's, Beaver Brook, Goulds

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  • Anonymous
    December 10, 2012 - 22:29

    This is absolutely nuts! The people who did this are inhumane!! My heart goes out to the poor animals and people

  • Larry Resnitzky
    December 10, 2012 - 12:47

    We'd like to place your story and photos in our regional harness racing newspaper that will be on the stands December 14, 2012. Would you be willing to share it. We'd give you full credit and our readers would definitely appreciate it. Atlantic Post Calls is distributed throughout the Atlantic provinces. We can be reached at 1-902/651-2549.