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Thirty-two horses escape overnight Mass. barn fire

A leaking propane tank fed the blaze that engulfed several buildings.

Three firefighters were injured while battling a large overnight fire in Medway, Massachusetts, that ended with the rescue of 32 horses.

A leaking propane tank fed the blaze that engulfed several buildings on Oakland Street early Friday morning, CBS Boston reported.

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“We had about a 500-pound propane cylinder leaking and actively feeding the fire when we arrived ... that was near the exposure building with the horses,” Medway Fire Chief Jeff Lynch said to CBS Boston. “So the crews did a very good job, made an aggressive attack to keep that away from the building with the horses so that all the horses have survived.”

The fire consumed two barns, neither of which housed any animals, at a horse-riding arena in Medway, Boston.com stated.


Three firefighters suffered injuries in the fire, one of whom was taken to an area hospital for treatment, according toFox25.

Crews from 12 towns responded to the fire, which remains under investigation,WCVBadded.

 

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