Horse killed in Ok­tibbeha County barn fire

Starkville Daily News - - AROUND TOWN -

A horse is dead after a Tues­day af­ter­noon fire at a barn in Ok­tibbeha County.

Fire­fight­ers with the East Ok­tibbeha Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment re­sponded to a call of a struc­ture fire at the in­ter­sec­tion of High­way 182 West and E.J. Road.

County Fire Ser­vices Coordinator Kirk Rosen­han told the Starkville Daily News a metal barn filled with hay was on fire and one horse died as a re­sult of the fire.

He then said the owner made the ini­tial call about the fire.

Rosen­han said he couldn't be sure if the horse was in a stall or teth­ered, but no other an­i­mals or peo­ple were not in­jured in the fire, de­spite other horses be­ing in the area.

The cause of the fire is still un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Rosen­han also said the sher­iff's depart­ment will han­dle dis­pos­ing of the horse's body.

(sub­mit­ted photo)

Fire­fight­ers with the East Ok­tibbeha Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment bat­tle a barn fire near the cor­ner of E.J. Road and High­way 182 that left a horse dead

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