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Equine Rescue of Aiken burns down; one horse injured

The Silver Bluff Fire Department says a horse barn was fully engulfed with flames, but all...
The Silver Bluff Fire Department says a horse barn was fully engulfed with flames, but all horses and people were reported safe.(DJ Driggers)
Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 9:31 PM EDT
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AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Silver Bluff Fire Department says they were called to Equine Rescue of Aiken on Glenwood Drive around 7 p.m. Saturday in reference to a barn fire.

They say when they arrived, they say a horse barn was fully engulfed with flames. Crews originally reported that all horses were safely secured, and no people nor animals sustained serious injuries. They later said that one horse succumbed to injuries sustained during the fire. The manager of the rescue refutes this claim, saying the horse did not die, but is at the vet being treated for injuries.

With the assistance of the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Aiken Department of Public Safety, Beech Island Fire Department, Jackson Fire Department, New Ellenton Fire Department, and Langley Fire Department, the fire was contained around 8:23 p.m.

Crews are still working to control hotspots throughout the barn and ask that people travelling around Glenwood Drive find an alternative route.

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