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32 Horses Die In Barn Fire Outside Chicago

Only five horses survived the fire, which is under investigation.

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A fire in an Illinois barn left 32 horses dead and continued to smolder on Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

Valley View Acres Horse stables in unincorportatwd Woodstock is still burning, 5 horses are alive & mourning:

DIANE PATHIEU@pathieuabc7Follow

Valley View Acres Horse stables in unincorportatwd Woodstock is still burning, 5 horses are alive & mourning:

6:06 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The fire began around 11 p.m. CT Saturday night at Valley View Acres, near Woodstock, Illinois. Five horses survived, and the fire's cause was under investigation.

Very sad story. A large barn fire killed 32 horses at Valley View Acres. Still a lot of smoke nearly 12 hours later.

Katie Kim@KatieKimNBCFollow

Very sad story. A large barn fire killed 32 horses at Valley View Acres. Still a lot of smoke nearly 12 hours later.

11:47 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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The surviving horses were in a pasture at the time of the fire, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, and as the blaze grew, the two-story barn collapsed. The estimated loss was more than $1 million.

Here's a satellite view of Valley View Acres Stables in Woodstock where 32 horses died overnight in a barn fire.

Ben Bradley@BenBradleyABC7Follow

Here's a satellite view of Valley View Acres Stables in Woodstock where 32 horses died overnight in a barn fire.

4:03 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The family-run stable outside Chicago is known for breeding thoroughbreds and jumpers, as well as boarding horses and offering riding lessons.

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The flames were fed by 4,500 bales of hay, ABC 7 reported. One firefighter was minorly injured in the response to the fire.

Horse lovers and friends of the stable offered their condolences for the loss.

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Beyond saddened to hear about the tragedy at Valley View Acres last night. Every horse person's worst nightmare. Prayers are going out

taylor coffman@tayc0fFollow

Beyond saddened to hear about the tragedy at Valley View Acres last night. Every horse person's worst nightmare. Prayers are going out

12:02 PM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thoughts go out today to the 32 horses who died in the barn Fire at Valley View Acres. Give your ponies an extra hug today friends 🐴

On Donner & Blitzen@kimk_donnerFollow

Thoughts go out today to the 32 horses who died in the barn Fire at Valley View Acres. Give your ponies an extra hug today friends

10:59 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Thoughts and prayers go out today to the Bauman Family, as well as the 32 horses who died in the barn fire at Valley View Acres. RIP.

Alexis Cwik@atcwikFollow

Thoughts and prayers go out today to the Bauman Family, as well as the 32 horses who died in the barn fire at Valley View Acres. RIP.

11:40 AM - 23 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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