15-20 horses burned to death, others injured in barn fire in northeast Houston: HFD

Officials with the Houston Fire Department said they were able to save six horses.

An investigation is underway after multiple horses were reportedly burned to death and injured in a barn fire in northeast Houston Friday, officials with the Houston Fire Department said.

HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after several horses were reportedly burned to death and some were injured in a barn fire in northeast Houston Friday, officials with the Houston Fire Department said.

Officials with HFD received calls about a fire in the 4800 block of Linn Street around 2 a.m.

When they arrived, they discovered flames coming from a barn where multiple horses were living. The owners were reportedly not available when officials went to the scene.

According to HFD, 15 to 20 horses were killed in the fire. Officials said they were able to save six horses, some of which were injured.

The cause of the blaze is currently under investigation by HFD Arson Bureau. Harris County Animal control was also requested as the investigation is underway.

This is a developing story. Check back here for more updates as they become available.


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