Horse barn burns near Tilbury

Mar 19 • Feature Story, Local NewsNo Comments on Horse barn burns near Tilbury

Firefighters from Tilbury clear contents from a horse barn that caught fire sometime early Saturday on Hornick Line near Tilbury. No one, and no horses, were hurt in the $225,000 blaze.

No animals were hurt in an early morning barn fire on the weekend near Tilbury.

Firefighters from five stations fought the blaze, which did an estimated $225,000 damage to a horse barn on Hornick Line.

Fire officials say the owner rose early on Saturday morning and noticed a glow coming from the barn. He called 911 about 6 a.m. and went to get all the animals out of the barn.

Firefighters arrived to find the hayloft engulfed in flames.

Initially, Station 19 in Tilbury responded, but crews from Merlin, Raleigh (both stations) and Wheatley also assisted, bringing water tankers to help put out the blaze.

Tilbury’s aerial ladder helped knock down the bulk of the fire, officials say.

No one was injured.

Crews remained on the property for hours to ensure the fire in the attic was truly extinguished.

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