“The horses in the barn got out without a scratch and everyone is all right, and that’s all that matters.”
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) – Fire officials are investigating the cause of a late night barn fire in Scott County.
We’re told by fire officials that two horses, Alphabet Soup and Archie, were both in the barn when the fire started. Old Friends officials say both were safely evacuated. Scott County fire officials report one firefighter was injured fighting the fire after he slid on ice. However, the say he’s expected to be okay.
Fire officials say a volunteer for Old Friends was the first person to discover the fire. They say she and her husband called authorities and safely removed the horses from the barn.
Despite the barn being a total loss, Old Friends president Michael Blowen praised fire crews after dealing with the harsh elements while extinguishing the fire.
“And we’re grateful for all of their help today.” said Blowen. “The horses in the barn got out without a scratch and everyone is all right, and that’s all that matters.”
Old Friends Farms houses recently repatriated Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem, however, officials say the prized horse was recently moved to another barn on the farm.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help raise money to build a new barn. You can find the page here: https://www.gofundme.com/xbkyvrqs