New Hampshire Barn Fire Probed

Fire investigators in Bedford, N.H., are seeking the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of 14 horses.

Bedford Fire Chief Scott Wiggin said a jogger reported the blaze after seeing smoke rising from a barn at the Perry Hill Farm, a horse boarding and rider training facility around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 6.

Wiggin said that 14 horses were lost in the three-alarm fire, Wiggin said. The facility’s owners were able to lead eight other horses to safety.

"The cause of the is still underdetermined and under investigation," Wiggin said.

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Pat Raia

Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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