Caccaro told the newspaper, "Yesterday at about 6:30, like every morning, I was going to feed the animals. When I arrived in the barn where we keep the farm equipment, I noticed there was something wrong: the two tractors which are used to distribute food to our 8,000 mink were completely burnt. Only the shells remained."
The door of a large refrigerator was also damaged in the fire. Damages are estimated at 20,000 Euros.
In 2004, several thousand mink were released from cages at the farm.