Friday, January 15, 2016

Arabian horses die in barn fire

Twelve Arabian horses have died in a barn fire near Mount Forest.

Mount Forest fire chief Dave Guilbault said one, and possibly two, horses escaped.

One man was taken to hospital for treatment for smoke inhalation.

No cause has yet been determined.

The situation is similar at Classy Lane Stables in Puslinch Township, near Cambridge, where 48 race horses died in a Jan. 4 fire. The preliminary report from investigators indicates they have so far been unable to determine the cause of that fire that destroyed one of the barns at the large horse training and boarding facility.

Among the race horses that died there was one that had won more than $1 million.