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43 horses and 2 men die in huge fire

December 7th, 2009

Stunned horse owners, trainers and stable hands visited the blackened site Sunday where a barn fire killed two workers and 43 horses at a harness-racing track in southwest Ohio.

Warren County fairgrounds officials quickly hired excavators to pile up twisted metal and charred wood debris and remove the horses’ bodies late in the aftermath of the early Saturday blaze that quickly consumed Barn No. 16 at Lebanon Raceway.

Fire investigators have ruled out criminal intent, but indicated they haven’t determined what caused the fire. Warren Fair Board member Chris Lutmer said officials wanted to quickly remove the horse remains to ease anxiety — he said for most owners and workers, the horses were like members of the family.

source/full story: msnbc.