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Eight horses died in Maryland barn fire

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Eight horses died in a large fire in Maryland on Saturday.

Around 4:30 pm, Frederick and Carroll County Fire and Rescue responded to a barn almost completely engulfed by fire in Union Bridge. 

Officials said the 60-by-40 foot barn housed eight horses and all died in the fire.

It took more than 25 firefighters about two hours to completely put out the fire, and officials said a lack of water sources almost caused more devastation.

“This occurred out in a rural area where there are no hydrants, but fortunately, there is a pond that was good for units to draft out of for the water supply for the operation. The pond was located right across the street from the dispatched address,” battalion chief for Frederick County Fire & Rescue Services, Lenne Stolberg said.

A portion of the structure collapsed, making it unsafe for firefighters to tackle the blaze from inside. 

Officials say the barn is a total loss, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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