01/23/2016 10:24AM

Fire burns down Old Friends quarantine barn

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Barbara D. Livingston
No horses were injured when this barn was destroyed by fire.

The quarantine barn at Old Friends Equine Retirement in Georgetown, Ky., burned down early Saturday morning, but the farm reported that all of its horses were unharmed.

Local news station LEX 18 reported that the Scott County and Georgetown fire departments were called to the farm Saturday to fight the blaze. The Old Friends Twitter account said that one firefighter was injured.

Old Friends said in a release that two horses were being kept in the barn and were safely evacuated.

"It's a testament to our amazing staff," said Old Friends founder and president Michael Blowen. "The horses in the barn got out without a scratch, and everyone is all right, and that's all that matters. The fire crews have been great, and we're grateful for all of their help today." 

The quarantine barn at Old Friends is positioned a few hundred feet to the west of the farm’s main barn, which wasn’t damaged.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the horses was Alphabet Soup
Chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Everyone please check your own barns and be careful with those portable heaters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please give us an update on who the two horses in the barn were when you can.
Erv Pofelski More than 1 year ago
Thankfully everyone is safe, If anyone is able to , please send a contribution to Old Friends , They do a wonderful job for our retired champions .
mike More than 1 year ago
Agreed!