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Authorities: 7 horses dead following Michigan barn fire

January 16, 2019
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In this Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 photo, the charred of a horse trailer is all that remains after a barn fire in Putnam Township, Mich. Authorities say seven horses died Sunday, Jan. 13, in the barn fire at a farm in southeastern Michigan. (Gillis Benedict/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus via AP)

PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say seven horses died in a weekend barn fire at a farm in southeastern Michigan.

The fire Sunday in Livingston County’s Putnam Township also destroyed a truck and equipment for horses.

No people were injured. The cause of the fire about 45 miles (72 kilometers) west of Detroit is under investigation, but officials say foul play isn’t suspected.

Putnam Township Fire Chief Greg Amburgey says four racing horses and three other horses died. Several departments responded to help extinguish the fire.

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