A barn fire started just before 6 AM Thursday morning at McGill's Macdonald campus in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue.
The fire started in a silo at the back of the hay barn while students were completing their morning chores.
Thankfully the fire did not get into the dairy barn but students rallied to get 135 cows and calves out of the barn to safety.
"Cows are not used to moving around, they're very docile and quiet and they're creatures of habit so for them to go out by a different door is very new to them," Paul Meldrum, Director of the McGill Macdonal campus farm, told CJAD.
"Students and our employees handled it like a charm."
Four cows were in shock and refused to exit the barn but none of the animals, or students, was hurt.
The barn is still standing and the damage assessment hasn't been made yet.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but one student working there told CJAD that the engine of a machine being used to load feed backfired setting a bale of hay on fire.