PHOTOS: Farmer believes Wheat Board ties led to arson
A farmer who lost $600,000 dollars in equipment in a fire north east of Edenwold last week believes he was targeted because of his ties to the Canadian Wheat Board.
Former Wheat Board director Rod Flaman says a mouse could have chewed through a cord that could have grounded out and created enough heat to start a fire. But he says the likelihood of that is one in a million.
Flaman believes an arsonist targeted his Quonset last week while he was out of town. His theory comes from what happened just days before.
“There are these bales on the #6 Highway that had this big pro-Wheat Board banner on it and someone lit them on fire just a couple of days before my fire,” said Flaman.
“I saw on the internet, on a website called Agri-ville, guys were talking about burning these bales.”
Read the comments on Agri-ville here.
Flaman says the fire marshall couldn't find the cause of the blaze due because of extensive damage.
Authorities are considering it suspicious.
Before and after photos of the burnt hay bales, submitted by Rod Flaman.
Edited by News Talk Radio's Chris Morin.