Light­ning strike de­stroys Ches. City horse barn

Cecil Whig - - & - By JANE BELLMYER

jbellmyer@ ce­cil­whig. com

— A light­ning strike dur­ing a Satur­day af­ter­noon storm started a fire that de­stroyed a horse barn, ac­cord­ing to the Of­fice of the Mary­land State Fire Mar­shal.

The loss of the barn was estimated at $ 1 mil­lion dol­lars.

Kevin and Kristy Mor­gan, own­ers of the 60- by100 foot barn on Bunk Drive, told in­ves­ti­ga­tors

CH­E­SA­PEAKE CITY

they were let­ting the last five horses out for the evening around 6 p.m. when they wit­nessed the strike. Kevin tried to ex­tin­guish the fire with a gar­den hose, but told fire­fight­ers that the flames spread too quickly.

Vol­un­teers from Ch­e­sa­peake City Fire Com­pany needed 90 min­utes to bring the fire un­der con­trol.

While the 20- stall barn and its con­tents are a to­tal loss no horses or peo­ple were in­jured.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF CE­CIL COUNTY FIRE BLOG

A light­ning strike de­stroyed a horse barn in Ch­e­sa­peake City on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

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