A barn fire in Red Sprigs, N.C. killed eight horses in race training over the weekend, according to The Robesonian. Six of the horses are believed to be Quarter Horses, and two were Thoroughbreds. Another eight horses were saved by firefighters from four departments, including a mare and foal.
There is no evidence of foul play in the fire, which took place at a barn at the Heritage Park Training Facility. Investigators believe the cause of the blaze was electrical, possibly related to a fan running in the building.
Farm workers living on site rushed over in the middle of the night and tore off part of the exterior structure to help free horses trapped inside.
For tips on how to prevent barn fires, check out this 2014 feature from our Horse Care archives.
Read more at The Robesonian
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