Firefighters rescue six horses from Hatfield Heath stable fire
- Credit: Cambs Fire & Rescue Service
Three horses were treated by a vet after a fire broke out in a stable.
A horse has died after a fire broke out in a stable.
Firefighters from Leaden Roding, Old Harlow and Sawbridgeworth were sent to Dunmow Road, Hatfield Heath, at just after 2am today (Monday) to extinguish the blaze, affecting a stable measuring 10 metres by 10 metres.
There were seven horses in the stable at the time, Essex Fire has said.
Assistant divisional officer Len Cleary said: “Crews acted swiftly and efficiently to prevent this incident from escalating. Some of the buildings were completely destroyed by the fire.
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“One horse was confirmed deceased on arrival. The quick actions of firefighters helped rescue the remaining six horses from the stables.”
The fire was put out by 3.50am.
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A vet assisted with three horses at the scene.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire.