Second Newfoundland Barn Fire
Published: December 11, 2012 8:47 am ET
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While standardbreds were saved from a barn fire on Monday in the Goulds area of Newfoundland, a second barn fire early Tuesday morning claimed the lives of seven horses.
The barn, owned by local veterinarian Dr. Kevin Anderson and his wife Dr. Karla Furey, was completely destroyed including all contents - equipment and animals, including horses and three goats. The seven horses involved were trained by Kevin McDonald, some of which were owned by him and his daughter Amy. Lost in the barn blaze were Formac For Melissa, Mach Three Extreme, U S Charmeleon, Joes Rainbow, Abs Yankees Rail, P H Golden Girl and Hero in America.
This barn is located on Ruby Line, just five minutes from the other burned down barn. Both fires occurred in an area where fire hydrants were scarce and water had to be trucked in to battle the blaze.
Amy McDonald told Trot Insider this morning that police will be talking to the occupants of all barns and farms in the community to warn people and to be on guard for the next few days. Police are also on hand at St. John's Racing and Entertainment Centre.
Please join Standardbred Canada in offering condolences to the connections of the deceased horses.
(Photo courtesy Keith Gosse/The Telegram)