18.10.2019

6 Horses Killed In Suspicious Early Morning Barn Fire

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – Six horses were killed as firefighters responded to at least four suspicious fires in Lakewood.

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Three fires occurred within a block of each other – the fourth was more than a 1.5 miles away, said fire investigators.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

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The fires erupted early Saturday morning between 3rd and 22nd Avenues along Sheridan Boulevard.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

West Metro firefighters say one barn on the 5400 block of West 3rd Avenue caught fire with ten horses inside – six were not able to escape the flames.

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

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(credit: West Metro Fire Rescue)

Firefighters say two of the incidents were dumpster fires, and a third was a tire fire.

Authorities have not arrested anyone as of late Saturday morning.

One firefighter suffered minor injuries but is expected to be okay. No one else was hurt.

denver.cbslocal.com

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