On the morning of Monday April 12, 2021 residents of McBride and the surrounding area could see a plume of smoke rising high in the windless morning. The barn at McBride Ranch on McBride South road was in flames. Emergency services arrived on scene between 7 and 8am, and remained on site until early evening. It’s known that some animals and possessions were lost in the fire, but at press time the cause and the extent of loss was not available. Bryony Ryan, daughter-in-law of the Ryans, has started a GoFundMe page to allow people to help support the Ryans as they move through this heartbreaking time. The GoFundMe is available here: tinyurl.com/943pdvux /ANDREA ARNOLD