Public Protection Cabinet
Fire Marshal Investigating Horse Barn Fire

Press Release Date:  Thursday, November 20, 2008  
Contact Information:  Jim Carroll, 502-564-5525  

    Three investigators with the Kentucky State Fire Marshal’s office are on the scene of a fire that killed more than two dozen horses at the Riverside Downs thoroughbred training facility near Henderson.


     The fire broke out early today in the wood-frame structure. Deputy State Fire Marshal Chris Pentecost said 28 horses are believed to have died in the fire. Three others survived. The barn was a total loss.


    Pentecost said the cause and origin of the fire have not yet been determined.