Five horses survived the fire at the Valley View Acres stable
in Woodstock, about 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Crystal Lake
Fire Rescue Chief Paul Deraedt told the Sun Times and other
Deraedt and Valley View Acres could not immediately be reached
for comment on Sunday.
Firefighters responded to the fire at the two-story barn about
11 p.m. on Saturday, the reports said. Hay and other
combustibles in the barn and a lack of fire hydrants and
immediate manpower made it tough to tackle the fire, Deraedt
told the Sun Times.
The State Fire Marshall will investigate the cause of the fire,
the Sun Times reported
(Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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