Friday, June 21, 2013
ROSSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- State fire officials say 35 horses were killed when a fire swept through their stables and another building in northwest Georgia.
Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia's fire marshal, says the fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Happy Valley Farms in Rossville, just south of the Georgia-Tennessee line.
No people were hurt in the blaze, but the damage was estimated at up to $6 million because of the value of the horses that perished. Allen described them as show horses, and said that some were valued as high as $250,000.
Allen said three buildings -- two stables and a storage facility -- were destroyed in the blaze.
The cause was still under investigation late Friday morning.
Rossville is in Walker County, just south of Chattanooga, Tenn.
(Copyright 2013, The Associated Press)