At least 20 horses killed in barn fire on mushroom farm in Langley

This is too too sad.

Firefighters were out Sunday trying to contain a blaze that started on a mushroom farm in Langley, British Columbia. But they couldn’t save more nearly two dozen horses that were kept in a stable on the farm.

Two people were also treated for smoke inhalation and later released from the hospital.

The fire and black smoke was so heavy that the destruction from the blaze could be seen from several kilometres away from the farm. More than 40 firefighters and 11 trucks were on the scene trying to get the fire under control.

Assistant Fire Chief Pat Walker told CBC News  it will take investigators time to figure out exactly how many animal deaths there were and what may have started the blaze.

At this point in time, we’re aware of at least 20 horses that perished in the fire, so we’re in the overhaul process right now and due to the nature of the construction of the barn and the contents, we’ll have to get a machine to clear the tin off and get at the animals.”

h/t: CBC News, Langley Advance

Photo credit: Langley Advance

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