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Horses Saved From Blazing Stables

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9:02am 18th January 2014

3 horses had to be evacuated from their stables following a blaze near Sandford Orcas.

Dorset Fire and Rescue Service received a report of smoke and flames from a caravan and stable block

Two fire appliances crewed by retained firefighters from Sherborne responded to the scene . Firefighters requested assistance of an off road light vehicle due to difficult access and a Land Rover from Maiden Newton fire station was sent.

Main Lines and hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.  75% of the caravan was destroyed and part of the gable end of the stable block was affected.
 
The cause was believed to be deliberate and Police are investigating the incident.

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