14 Horses Die in Central Indiana Stable Fire

April 14, 2010

Retired racing thoroughbreds and quarter horses and their weanlings were among 14 horses that died after a wind-swept fire destroyed a stable in Chesterfield, Ind.

Indiana Stallion Station farrier Lee Whiteman said some of the horses froze in fear at the sight of the April 12 fire and rescuers worked to pull the animals out until firefighters ordered them to evacuate the stable about 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis,

Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Chief Todd Huffer said three stable workers were treated for smoke inhalation at an Anderson hospital.

Huffer the fire appeared to start in either a supply area or a shop connected to the stable.

Information from: The Herald Bulletin

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