CLINTON (WGME) – Horses were saved, but a family of five is now homeless after fire destroyed a barn in Clinton Saturday evening.
The fire at Starlight Stables on Bellsqueeze Road was called in around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The barn was fully involved when crews arrived, but tenants in an apartment attached to the barn and the owner were able to get horses inside the barn out safely.
No one was injured.
Firefighters stayed on scene until 12:45 Sunday morning, as the barn had around 400 bales of hay inside and flames had to been doused with water for hours.
A total of nine fire departments responded to the fire.
The cause is not known at this point but it is believed to accidental.
For more information on how to help those effected, visit Starlight Stables on Facebook.