Stud Farm Fire Kills 70 Horses In France

A fire broke out at a stud farm in northwestern France, killing 70 horses, according to an initial report from the local authorities on Sunday.

The fire went through a 500-square-metre shed located at the Bernesq stud farm early Sunday in Calvados, Normandy, which was dedicated to producing racehorses.

Firefighters were still on the scene late Sunday morning.

The local government informed AFP that “checks are necessary, but 70 horses were reported dead,” including mares and foals from the stable.

It further stated that the fire is suspected to have been unintentional, but that authorities are investigating the incident to identify the exact cause.

 

 

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