Sad news out of DeKalb County - Three horses die in fire

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(Photo by Kimberly Johnson)

A fire destroyed a barn and claimed three horses Thursday morning on Game Ridge Road.

Lieutenant Brian Williams of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department told partner station WJLE that firefighters were called to the scene at 7:51 a.m. The owner of the barn is Billy Hendrixson but Jeffery Carter had it rented.

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According to Lieutenant Williams, the cause of the fire is undetermined but it swept through the barn quickly and was well underway by the time firefighters arrived.

Three of the four horses inside the barn perished in the fire. The other horse was saved but suffered burns.

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The barn and all other contents including hay and farm machinery were destroyed in the blaze.

Members of the Main Station, Short Mountain Highway Station, Blue Springs Station, and Tanker 1 responded along with DeKalb EMS and the deputies of the Sheriff's Department.

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Partner Station WJLE

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