Barn fire kills 2 horses in Indiana Township |

Barn fire kills 2 horses in Indiana Township

Jason Bridge | Tribune-Review
An early morning fire destroyed a barn, killing two horses, along Lookout Lane in Indiana Township on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.
Jason Bridge | Tribune-Review
Steam continues to rise after an early morning fire destroyed a barn and killed two horses along Lookout Lane in Indiana Township on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Indiana Township resident Karen Block looked out her window early Friday and saw “every horseman’s worst nightmare.”

Their horse barn was ablaze.

Karen and her husband, Henry, of Lookout Lane rushed outside to open the stable doors, but their two Paint horses had died, Henry Block said.

His wife discovered the fire about 3:30 a.m., Block said.

“It was intense and hot,” he said. The barn was a complete loss, he added.

Block said they had owned the two chestnut-colored horses, Ben and Bobby, since they were foals. They were 13 and 15 years old.

“They were pets as well as for riding,” he said.

Four horses in another barn were not hurt, Block said.

Fire officials could not be reached for comment.

Jodi Weigand is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702 or [email protected].

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