The cause of the fire that ravaged four La Broquerie barns has been determined.
Around 60 firefighters from local crews responded to the blaze at 10:30 Tuesday night and continued fighting it well into the morning.
According to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, the fire was caused when an auger motor on the farm’s corn feed crusher failed. The fire was deemed accidental in nature.
Despite the heavy loss, La Broquerie Fire Chief Al Nadeau commends his crews for saving most of the buildings on the property and adds that, out of 2,500 cattle, only 9 perished in the flames.
The total damage caused by the fire estimated around 2.5 million dollars.