Firefighters battling blaze at cattle feedlot

CALGARY — Firefighters battled high winds as they try to put down a fire at a cattle feedlot south of Calgary Tuesday night.

The fire was at Larsons Custom Feeders, west of Fort Macleod, just off Hwy. 785.

911 calls started coming in after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The fire is reported to have started in the shop and then spread to a Quonset hut, before moving on to the feedlot.

No people were injured. It is not known how many animals perished.

Firefighters from Fort Macleod, Claresholm, MD of Willow Creek and Granum were on scene.

RCMP officials on scene said winds in the area were very strong, with a wind warning advisory currently being issued for the area.

Wind gusts up to 100km/h are expected with localized gusts up to 120km/h in the Foothills.

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