Three horses were safely removed from a barn that went up in flames early Thursday morning.
Around 5:30 a.m., a fire started in the 1,600 square foot barn located on a farm in the 3400 block of 240 Street.
The barn contained mostly hay, the three horses and two cats, said Township assistant fire chief Bruce Ferguson.
“The horses had been safely removed from the barn before we arrived. All seven fire halls had to be involved because we had to tanker shuttle water in to fight the fire,” he said. The blaze totally destroyed the barn.
The road of 240 Street was blocked off most of the morning. The barn cats are still missing but Ferguson suspects they found their own way to safety.
“Barn cats are pretty resourceful,” he remarked.
The cause of the fire isn’t known at this time but it doesn’t appear suspicious, said Ferguson. Fire investigators are currently on scene.