Six horses escape burning barn in Massachusetts


Six horses, one quarter horse and five standardbred, were rescued from a burning barn in Massachusetts just after midnight Thursday.

“The roof had flames coming out of it when we came down the driveway, and we had to cut holes into the barn because it was made out of metal,” Rehoboth Fire Chief Frank Barresi told the Boston Globe.

Firefighters used more than 17,000 gallons of water to get the fire under control, which they did at around 2 a.m.

The barn, which property owner John Frost built himself less than 20 years, ago was deemed a total loss.

“It’s tragic to see a situation like this. I built the barn to be low-maintenance and fireproof, and it went up in flames in less than 10 or 15 minutes,” Frost told the Globe.

All six horses, however, were uninjured.

Frost says horse owners in the community have brought hay and donations to his property.

“We don’t know where to go from here, but people have been helping us out,” he said.