04/12/2010 11:00PM

Fire at Indiana Stallion Station kills 14


A fire at the Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, Ind., has killed at least 14 horses, including four mares and foals, but none of the farm's nine stallions.

The farm's stud barn was undamaged, according to reports in the local Herald Bulletin online. A farm employee noticed the fire between 9:30 and 10 a.m. Monday. One firefighter and three employees that had tried to help evacuate horses from the barn were treated for smoke inhalation after helping to save about 20 horses from the barn.

Chesterfield-Union Township Fire Chief Todd Huffer told the Herald Bulletin that the blaze appeared to have started in a supply area or shop connected to the barn.

Farm owner Joyce Baker could not be reached for comment, but local media reported that the horses that perished were mostly Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses that were at the farm to be bred. Indiana Stallion Station stands the stallions Alysweep, Barely Union Scale, Cat Criminal, Glitter Code, Halo Najib, Massive Drama, Max's Pal, On Board Again, and Story's Black Beauty.

The fire was under investigation Tuesday afternoon.