12/16/2003 12:00AM

Fatal barn fire ruled accidental

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Fire investigators believe that a fire at the Cross International training center in Henderson, Ky., that killed 22 horses last week was accidental.

According to the Henderson Gleaner, preliminary findings from the investigation into the blaze indicate that it was an electrical fire and may have started with a heating device, such as a heat lamp of the kind that is sometimes used to warm stalls and barns.