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10 horses die, 15 saved in fire at SE Missouri horse stables

Associated Press
Associated Press

CAPE GIRARDEAU — Ten horses died in a fire at a riding academy in southeast Missouri, fire officials said.

The blaze was reported Thursday evening at the Fox Run Riding Academy stables in Cape Girardeau. Workers were able to save 15 horses, KFVS reported.

No people were injured. 

Interim Fire Chief Randy Morris said when firefighters arrived 40 percent of the building was engulfed in flames and some areas had collapsed.

The Missouri State Fire Marshal was investigating to determine the cause of the fire. 

Eight of the 10 horses that died belonged to Fox Run and two others were being boarded at the academy, which provides riding lessons, boarding and horse training.