Deadly Florida Barn Fire Probed

Miami-Dade County authorities are investigating a fire that claimed the lives of a man and three horses.
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Authorities in Miami-Dade County, Fla., are investigating an Oct. 6 barn fire that claimed the lives of one man and three horses.

Miami-Dade County Police Detective Robin Pinkard said the blaze, which occurred on the northwest side of Miami-Dade County, was reported by several nearby residents.

“They saw the smoke and called us at 1:12 a.m., on Sunday,” Pinkard said.

Investigators later found one man and three horses had perished in the blaze, Pinkard said. She added that it was unclear whether the man discovered dead at the scene was a horse owner or a stable worker. No further information about the fire was available, she said

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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