Horses evacuated during barn fire at Saratoga Casino and Raceway

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Close to 20 horses have been evacuated after a barn fire at the Saratoga Casino and Raceway.

Shortly after 6 a.m. on Friday, the Saratoga Springs Police Department received a call from the Saratoga Casino and Raceway in regards to an active fire at one of their barns.

Barn 15 was the barn involved and it is located just inside the property fence from Gridley Avenue. There were about 15-20 horses being stabled there at the time and, at this time, it is not believed that any of them were injured.

The horses were evacuated from the burning barn by security staff, responding public safety personnel, and other employees on site. One person was evaluated for smoke inhalation, but not transported for medical aid.

Saratoga Springs Fire was able to control the fire quickly. The cause of the fire was electrical and believed to be accidental at this time. The investigation will continue and is still open.

John Marmarou is a trainer that has horses stabled at barn 15.  

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