Still no word on the exact cause of that recent barn fire at a Headquarters Road farm, but fire investigators are zeroing in, on one specific area.

Goat News spoke to Courtenay Fire Department Chief Don Bardonnex who says the blaze was sparked in a hay pile right near the barn…

As for what sparked up that hay pile, the fire chief has pretty much ruled out spontaneous combustion…

Bardonnex can’t confirm the actual ignition source of that hay pile, including the possibility of a carelessly discarded cigarette, however both electrical and mechanical sources have now been completely ruled out.

Several calves perished in the blaze.