Horse Owners Rush To Burning Barn In North Metro, 8 Horses Killed
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Horse Owners Rush To Burning Barn In North Metro, 8 Horses Killed

August 20, 2019


BEEN ARRESTED ON FIRST-DEGREE MURDER CHARGES. AUTHORITIES HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY DETAILS ABOUT WHAT EVIDENCE WAS FOUND. A TERRIFYING SITE NEAR COMMERCE CITY TODAY. A WOODEN STABLE ENGULFED IN FLAMES WITH HORSES STILL INSIDE. OWNERS RUSHED TO SAVE THEIR ANIMALS BUT EIGHT HORSES DID NOT MAKE IT OUT ALIVE. MELISSA GARCIA WENT TO THE SCENE WHERE DOZENS OF PEOPLE WERE KEEPING THEIR ANIMALS. Reporter: YOU COULD SEE FIREFIGHTERS HAVE TO STOP THIS INFERENCE TO THE RANCH. AN ESTIMATED 70 HORSES LIVED HERE. WHEN FRANTIC OWNERS HEARD THAT ONE STABLE HAD GONE UP IN FLAMES, THEY RUSHED HERE TO TRY AND SAVE THEIR ANIMALS. BLACK SMOKE BILLOWED AS FLAMES RAGED THROUGH A BARN IN ADAMS COUNTY. AS FIREFIGHTERS BATTLED THE BLAZE, ALEX MARTINEZ RUSHED TO THE STABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT HIS TWO HORSES HAD SURVIVED. WAS HEADING TO HOME DEPOT BUT I TURNED AROUND AND CAME BACK RIGHT AWAY. Reporter: FORTUNATELY THEY HAD SURVIVED BUT BLACK AND FLAMES ARE ALL THAT REMAIN OF THE BARN WHERE EIGHT HORSES AND A SMALL AT UNIDENTIFIED ANIMAL LOST THEIR LIVES. MINOR OKAY, JUST MY FRIENDS HORSES DID NOT MAKE IT. WHEN YOU SPEND TIME WITH THEM THEY ARE LIKE YOUR BEST FRIEND. SO THAT IS SAD. Reporter: THIS MAN’S UNCLE IS ANOTHER OF DOZENS WHO BORE HORSES ON THE PROPERTY. HIS HORSE WAS SAVED. BUT HE CAME HERE ON TIME. BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE OTHER HORSES THEY GOT BURNED. Reporter: MANY SHOWING UP WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO CHECK ON THEIR ANIMALS AND ARRIVING AS THE CHARRED BARN WAS STILL SMOLDERING. LIKE MARTIN AGUIRRE, A FRIEND OF SOME OF THE SEAT DECEASED OR HORSES ORDERS. Translator: IT FEELS AWFUL. FROM MY FRIENDS AND THEIR LOSS. NEIGHBORS SAY THE RANCH OWNER WAS NOT HOME WHEN THE BLAZE BROKE OUT. SOME RELOCATED HORSES WHO MADE IT OUT ALIVE. Reporter: INVESTIGATORS AND THE FIRE MARSHAL ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT

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  1. A space heater? Rodents or other animals that chewed on wiring? Overloaded circuit? Hard to say what caused it, but very sad.

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