HorseWorld
Search:
home spacer help spacer login
  In The News
pointer Home
pointer Current News
pointer ReporTV
pointer The REPORT Online
pointer Calendar of Events
pointer Message Boards
  Results & Statistics
pointer Show Results
pointer Judges Cards
pointer High Point REPORT
pointer Breeder's REPORT
pointer Sibling Search
pointer Progeny Search
pointer Check Show Records
  Subscriber Services
spacer pointer Subscribe
pointer My Home Page
  Showcase
pointer Stallions
pointer Show Ring Stars
pointer World & National
Champions
pointer Banner Advertisers
  Directory
pointer Inside Track
  Resources
pointer Downloadable Forms
pointer Website Tutorials
pointer Contact Us

Equine Classifieds - Horses for Sale

 

Five Horses Perish in Fire at Clayhill Farm in Ohio
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

As reported by The Morning Journal

Five horses perished in an early morning blaze at Clayhill Farm, owned by Holly Linden. Sandy Sessink is the trainer at Clayhill. The fire also took out a barn and horse arena at 52409 Garfield Road, according to Florence Township Fire Chief Bill Rennie.

The caregiver who lives in a house near the barn, reported the fire to 911 around 1:30 a.m. May 9. He opened the horses’ gate so they could escape to safety. Unfortunately five perished, while 16 remain, Rennie said. The entire barn and arena was up in flames by the time the fire department arrived.

“It was really going when we got there,” Rennie said. The horses were running loose, too. Responders were able to corral up the 16 surviving horses. There were no other injuries, Rennie said.

The fire took about 50 firefighters from 10 departments, three pumpers and  10 tankers to snuff out. There were no hydrants in the rural location so the departments had to truck all the water in, extending the battle to four or five hours, Rennie said. There was nothing left when the fire was finally out.

“The barn and the arena are a total loss,” Rennie said. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. Rennie called the State Fire Marshal in to investigate.

Respond to Editor | Printer Friendly Version
Send This To a Friend
More Stories

Candids of the Week
Enjoy our candids of the week!

La Fleur Stables 1965-2015: Celebrating 50 years of Horsemanship
When Marlene and Dan La Fleur met back in the first grade, little did they know they’d become Norwegian dance partners, go on to get married and start up a Saddlebred training facility that is still in existence today...

A Celebration of Cash's Life Party
In preparation for the Celebration of Cash's Life Party on Friday, the family is making a slide show...

ASHA President Statement on EHV-1
There has been much worry and discussion recently regarding the outbreak of the EHV-1 Virus. Some are saying this is a whole lot of unnecessary hype and hysteria but if you talked to Dr. Alan Raun who had 18 horses get sick and lost four of those...

Iona Miniature Horses Performing at Dayton
The 2015 rendition of the Dayton Horse Show is gearing up for July 29-August 1, at the historic Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Dayton, Ohio...

Obituary - Elizabeth "Jill" Bertrand
Elizabeth "Jill" Bertrand, 71, of Brookfield, MA., died on May 2, 2015, at Anthony Shawnee Hospital, Shawnee, OK, after a brief illness while on a road trip with her husband Gordon...

  All contents are Copyright ©1998-2015 Dabora, Inc. WWW.SADDLEHORSEREPORT.COM
terms of service | corporate intranet development