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Barn Fire At Halkirk Farm 16 February 04

About 11.15pm on Saturday, 14 February, 2004 a fire was discovered within a Dutch barn at Buckies Farm, Halkirk. Three units from Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade attended.  The barn and its contents were completely destroyed. As a result of the fire a 62 year old man was treated at hospital for the effects of smoke inhalation but was later released. 

Two Tractors and other equipment were also lost in the blaze.  Around 70 cattle were housed in the adjoining building and were rescued before the fire had spread into their area.


There are no suspicious circumstances and enquiries are continuing into the cause of the fire.