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8 horses die in overnight barn fire in Adams County

Posted: 10:00 AM, Aug 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-13 23:40:12Z

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. -- Eight horses are dead following an overnight barn fire in Adams County, a spokesperson for the Brighton Fire Department says. 

"At 2:01 a.m crews were dispatched to a grass fire at Picadilly and  118th Avenue. Upon arrival they found a barn fully engulfed in flames," said Brighton spokeswoman Natalie Ridderbos. 

At least eight horses were in the barn when the fire started. None survived. The barn was also declared a total loss, according to Ridderbos. 

The cause of the barn fire was determined to be accidental and was due to an overloaded extension cord.  

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