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15 Horses Rescued as Fire Destroys Three Buildings

Frederick County Fire and Rescue officials say 15 horses were rescued early Monday morning after the barn they were housed in, along with two other buildings, went up in flames.
Photo of Holter Road Water Supply
Photo of Holter Road Water Supply
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - Frederick County Fire and Rescue officials say 15 horses were rescued early Monday morning after the barn they were housed in, along with two other buildings, went up in flames. 

The blaze happened around 12:17 a.m. on 6102 Holter Road. Fire officials say when they arrived on the scene a two-story garage shed, a large barn and loafing shed were engulfed in flames. 

Assistant Chief John Patton Jr., the Incident Commander and Braddock Heights Volunteer Fire Company requested a rapid intervention dispatch, as well as additional water tanks, because there was no public water system in the area. Officials say a water supply shuttle sent to provide enough water to protect exposures. 

They say the three buildings were a complete loss and continue to burn Monday afternoon. Four other buildings, a large barn, loafing shed and two other structures, were saved only suffering minor damage. 

Fire officials say 25 chickens died in the fire, but 15 horses were rescued and unharmed. The homeowner was evaluated on scene, however was not taken to the hospital. 

Initial damage estimates place the total loss at $1 million. The fire remains under investigation. 



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