Several horses die in Lexington barn fire

  • Source: WTVQ-TV Lexington
  • Published: 04/15/2019 05:47 PM

Lexington Fire crews were working all day Monday to fully extinguish a horse barn fire that started Sunday afternoon. We reported it was Justice Farm’s barn that caught fire off Man O’ War Boulevard but Meadow Oaks confirms to us that it was theirs and sadly, it’s eight horses have died. Fire officials say the fire started around three Sunday afternoon. They say the barn burned all throughout the night and into Monday. This is because of the hay that’s trapped under the collapsed roof, according to firefighters. They say they’re waiting for heavy equipment to come so investigators can get inside and figure out what happened. “Once the heavy equipment is able to remove the collapsed roof that’ll allow our crews to go in with smaller equipment such as a bobcat or a back hoe and spread out that hay and then we can extinguish the hay at that point,” says Major Jordan Saas.


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