10 ponies killed in central Kentucky barn fire

Fire, Flames

PEWEE VALLEY, Ky. (AP) — A central Kentucky fire chief says a barn fire has killed 10 show ponies.

Pewee Valley Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bob Hamilton says about 35 firefighters from three departments responded to the call in Shelby County near the Oldham County line just before 1 a.m. EDT Monday.

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Hamilton says by the time the homeowner noticed the fire, both ends of the building were engulfed in flames and the metal structure had collapsed in the middle.

He says it’s not known how the fire started and may never be known, but he said foul play isn’t suspected.

Hamilton said all the ponies inside the barn died, but two that were in a run outside were released to pasture and apparently weren’t injured.


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