Stop Horse Drawn Carriages
- Accidents -
Animal Rights Activism
Be a Voice for the Voiceless
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world” -Gandhi
Moo-ving people toward compassionate living
Campaigns - Stop Horse Drawn Carriages
Resources and Information to help end animal abuse
BARN FIRE RULED ACCIDENTAL, BUT CAUSE UNKNOWN
By Liz Zemba – PittsburghLive.com – Tribune-Review – April 11, 2006
A fire that destroyed a 70-year-old barn at a Hempfield Township equestrian center was accidental, but the cause is unknown.
Doug Fordyce, Hempfield Township fire investigator, said he was unable to determine what sparked the fire Saturday at Westmoreland Equestrian Center on Route 66.
None of the center's 40 horses, which include brood mares, border horses, yearlings and studs, was hurt. Stable workers who evacuated the horses from a steel-built indoor stable and arena adjacent to the barn also were unhurt.
The barn, several tractors, building materials, spare tires, planting seed, a nearby motor home and 5,000 bales of hay were destroyed.
Abbe Wagenblast, who lives in a home on the center's property with owner Ron Ray, on Monday said the horses were unfazed by the fire. She said at least a week's worth of hay was spared, and the stockpile will be replenished.
Wagenblast said the fire occurred at a time of year when hay is available from suppliers.
"Thank heavens it wasn't earlier in the year when it's hard to get hay, like in the dead of winter," Wagenblast said yesterday. "We were fortunate."
Services were not disrupted by the fire and boarding, training and breeding continue.
Return to Stop Horse Drawn Carriages
Return to Campaigns
Return to Animal Rights Activism
We welcome your comments:
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
All Creatures Animal Rights Article: justice, peace, love, compassion, ethics,
organizations, Bible, God, Lord, Jesus, Christ, Holy Spirit, grass roots, animals, cruelty
free, lifestyle, hunting, fishing, traping, farm, farming, factory, fur, meat, slaughter, cattle, beef, pork, chicken, poultry, hens, battery, debeaking. Thee is also a similarity to the human aspects of prolife, pro life, pro-life, abortion, capital punishment, and war.
| Home Page | Animal Issues | Archive | Art and Photos | Articles | Bible | Books | Church and Religion | Discussions | Health | Hosted Sites | Humor | Letters | Links | Nature Studies | Poetry and Stories | Quotations | Recipes | What's New? |
Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org.