Horses rescued from stable fire

Daily Echo: Horses rescued from stable fire Horses rescued from stable fire

ABOUT a dozen horses were saved from a stable in Hampshire last night after the home next door went up in flames.

Crews from St Mary’s, Hardley, Beaulieu, Hythe, Brockenhurst and Eastleigh battled the flames at a farmhouse in Hill Top near Beaulieu in the New Forest, responding to reports that the roof was on fire.

Thanks to a fire alarm people inside the farmhouse were able to escape. But the building was surrounded by stables containing the horses.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman Rob Cole said: “The buildings were arranged in such a formation that we had to contain the fire quickly to prevent it spreading to the stables and barn.

“The crews worked very hard in a short space of time to strip the roof tiles to allow us to attack the fire from above.

“Firefighters also entered through the loft hatch to attack from below and surround the fire. The owners of the horses were certainly extremely grateful to see us contain the fire so quickly and stop it spreading to the stables.”

Half of the roof was destroyed by the fire, which broke out around 4.25pm yesterday, and a third of the lounge was also damaged by the blaze which was out by 6.25pm.

The fire is believed to have started from a log burner in the house.

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7:36am Thu 28 Feb 13

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

Tesco , Sainsbury & Asda said it was not a barbecue , no Burgers are available . Ikea said , oh Ball s
Tesco , Sainsbury & Asda said it was not a barbecue , no Burgers are available . Ikea said , oh Ball s SPIKEISLANDTRADER

9:59am Thu 28 Feb 13

dango says...

That ^ isn't even remotely funny
That ^ isn't even remotely funny dango

11:21am Thu 28 Feb 13

user12 says...

^^ Have to agree Dango - Ignoramous

I hope all the horses involved are Ok.
^^ Have to agree Dango - Ignoramous I hope all the horses involved are Ok. user12

2:39pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Subject48 says...

^^

If they arent im sure the supermarkets will love to make their beef burgers a bit richer.
^^ If they arent im sure the supermarkets will love to make their beef burgers a bit richer. Subject48

5:05pm Thu 28 Feb 13

yummymummy7 says...

have to agree with dango..as a horse owner and a friend of some of the horse owners involved in this fire..i think the comment is sick and should be deleted..please have some respect..luckily all horses were fine..
have to agree with dango..as a horse owner and a friend of some of the horse owners involved in this fire..i think the comment is sick and should be deleted..please have some respect..luckily all horses were fine.. yummymummy7

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