24 horses die after Simsbury barn fire

Published on Thursday, 28 December 2017 21:26
Written by The Associated Press

SIMSBURY (AP) - The owners of a Connecticut equestrian training and boarding farm say 24 horses have died in a fire at their barn.

The fire at Folly Farm in Simsbury was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday and was extinguished within minutes as more than 30 firefighters from Simsbury and neighboring Avon responded in subfreezing temperatures.

A posting on the farm’s Facebook page says the two dozen horses died from smoke inhalation and there are no words to express the sorrow.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Farm and fire officials were notifying the horses’ owners.

Folly Farm is a 175-acre, family-owned farm about 10 miles northwest of Hartford that offers horse riding and competition lessons, boarding and polo instruction.

Posted in New Britain Herald, State on Thursday, 28 December 2017 21:26. Updated: Thursday, 28 December 2017 21:29.