Three dogs were rescued from a barn fire Monday afternoon at 49370 Rt. 18 in Brighton Township.
Wellington firefighters responded around 1:50 p.m. to a 20-by-30-foot horse barn up in flames. Rochester, Wakeman, and Camden firefighters were called for mutual aid.
Assistant fire chief Bill Brown said the dogs were taken to the Wellington Veterinary Clinic.
“All three were alive at that point,” he said. “One seemed to have some burns.”
There were no horses or other animals inside the barn at the time and the homeowner was not home.
Rt. 18 was closed west of Quarry Road as firefighters worked to quell the blaze. Brown said the fire was under control rather quickly.
The cause of the fire is undetermined. Brown said the wood structure inside the metal barn caught fire, though the ignition point remains a mystery.
Brown said the owner told him she has had issues with the electricity inside the building in the last couple weeks.
He was unsure whether the barn can be saved but believed it would probably have to be rebuilt.
Firefighters also responded to a small brush fire at 3:04 p.m. at 20373 Rt. 58 and a two-car crash at 6 a.m. Monday at the intersection of Rt. 58 and 303.
Brown said the drivers only suffered minor injuries.
Valerie Urbanik can be reached at 440-647-3171 or on Twitter @ValUrbanik.