HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Authorities found two people injured and 40 horses evacuated after an early morning barn fire in west-central Arkansas.
The Sentinel-Record reports that the Hot Springs Fire Department was called to Oaklawn Park on Tuesday for a reported fire in the second-floor tack room in the Swaps Barn. Oaklawn officials say the fire resulted in the loss of two dorm rooms, which serve as living quarters for those helping around the stable.
Fire Chief Ed Davis says that all horses and workers were safely moved away from the fire, which was contained and extinguished within 20 minutes. Authorities say none of the horses were harmed, and that two people were injured but one of the injuries is minor.
Fire marshals are still investigating the cause of the blaze.
Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com