UPDATE: Horse killed as fire destroys garage, barn in North River

Published on March 17, 2017

Friday’s fire in North River destroyed a garage and barn.

©Chris Lewis/TC Media

A horse was killed Friday morning during a fire in the Conception Bay North community of North River.

Fire crews are on the scene of a blaze in North River
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The fire completely destroyed a garage and barn, and also caused exterior damage to a nearby home. The family living there told The Compass the fire started around 7 a.m.

Members of the Bay de Grave Volunteer Fire Department responded to the blaze. Firefighters left the scene at around 9:30 a.m.

—With files from Chris Lewis

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(Earlier story)

Fire crews were on the scene of a fire this morning in North River.

On Twitter, bystanders noted the thick smoke scene from the Veterans' Memorial Highway and cars lined along the road.

Details later.