1 dead in farm fire
Jul. 17, 2017
TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — Fire officials in Vermont are investigating a barn fire that left one person dead.
WCAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2uyAcml ) firefighters responded to the blaze at the Friesians of Majesty horse farm in Townshend early Sunday. Townshend Volunteer Fire Chief Douglas Winot says the barn fire was contained around 6 a.m.
Winot says multiple people and horses were rescued from the barn, but one farm employee died in the blaze.
Winot says the barn and the two apartments above it are a total loss. Farm owners estimate the damages are around $1 million. The structure was used for breeding.
Officials say the blaze started in the lab in the barn. Investigators don't believe the fire is suspicious.
Information from: WCAX-TV, http://www.wcax.com