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All horses safe in Brewer Adams barn fire

February 01, 2018

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A barn fire at the farm of Pennsylvania-based trainer Brewer Adams Wednesday afternoon totally destroyed the building but did not harm any horses nor Adams, who was home at the time.

Adams smelled smoke around 1:30 p.m. and called 911. Adams told a local TV station that after calling 911 he immediately went and rescued all nine horses in the barn. According to a local fire chief, the fire spread within minutes to engulf the whole structure.

"The animals are my livelihood so I had to get them out and make sure they were safe and luckily they all got out in time," Adams was quoted as saying.

Adams bought the 68-acre farm in 2012. The destroyed barn included 19 stalls, a riding arena, and an apartment he rented out during the summer. Adams also lost all of his equipment, and said he estimates the total loss to be close to $3 million.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the blaze but they have called it an accident.

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