Barn fire kills horse

UPDATE: 8:45 a.m.

The owner of a destroyed barn says he lost one horse and another animal this morning in a destructive blaze.

According to witnesses, there were four horses in the barn at the time of the fire and the owner was able to get three out safely.

There were reportedly space heaters in the barn and it is believed an animal may have kicked one over igniting the blaze.

Deputy chief of Lake Country Fire Rescue, Brent Penner, says the fire department was called to the blaze at 5:10 am.

“Upon arrival the structure was fully separated from the house, but it was fully involved,” says Penner.

“There were farm animals in there, chickens and ducks and there was a pony that unfortunately passed away.”

Penner says the rest of the animals were able to safely escape with the fire department's assistance, including two cats and the other horses.

The fire department was there for several hours putting out the fire and cleaning up the mess.

Penner says the cause of the fire is under investigation and is not considered suspicious.  


A large barn fire is currently burning in Lake Country.

Few details are yet available, but the blaze is apparently at 2475 Camp Road, in Winfield.

Residents are starting to report large flames visible in the area.

One resident tells Castanet at least one horse was lost in the blaze. 

Castanet will have details as they become available.

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