Three horses rescued in North Dorset stable blaze

Three horse rescued in North Dorset stable blaze

Three horse rescued in North Dorset stable blaze

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THREE horses had to be evacuated after part of a timber-framed stable caught fire at a rural location near Sherborne yesterday evening.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service received a report of smoke and flames at a rural location south west of Sandford Orcas, and two fire appliances crewed by retained fire-fighters from Sherborne responded to the scene.

An off road light vehicle was then requested by fire fighters due to difficult access to the area and a Land Rover from Maiden Newton fire station was sent, to attend the fire which also involved a caravan.

The fire was extinguished using main lines and hose reel jets at around 8.14pm, and part of the gable end of the stable block was affected, while 75-per-cent of the caravan was destroyed.

Dorset Police are investigating the incident with the cause believed to be deliberate.

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4:10pm Sat 18 Jan 14

LordLilliput says...

Is it an in-house Echo joke to post this 18 year old fire engine every time there's a story involving a fire engine?
Is it an in-house Echo joke to post this 18 year old fire engine every time there's a story involving a fire engine? LordLilliput
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1:23am Sun 19 Jan 14

billd766 says...

It saves them from actually going out and looking at the incidents and doing their job properly.
Also it is cost effective for the paper.
It saves them from actually going out and looking at the incidents and doing their job properly. Also it is cost effective for the paper. billd766
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