Electrical Problem Blamed for Kentucky Fire that Killed Six Horses

January 10, 2008

Fire investigators are blaming an electrical problem for a fire that killed six horses in a western Kentucky barn last week.

Baskett, Ky., fire chief Bill Shaw says state and federal investigators found that a shorted out extension cord ignited the blaze at the former Riverside Downs race track in Henderson.

He says the fire started near a wash stall.

Rescuers were able to save 19 horses from the blaze that started on the afternoon of Jan. 4 and burned for more than two hours.

It was the third fire in just over four years at the property.

Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/

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