Penfield horse farm suffers second fire since last week Monday

Posted at: 02/25/2013 8:50 PM
By: Messenger Post Newspapers

A structure at Huntington Stables in Penfield was destroyed in a small fire this morning — the second blaze at the facility since last week.

The fire broke out around 11:15 a.m. Monday in a structure served as an eating and drinking station for horses.

Webster Fire Chief Craig Akins said crews were able to control the fire in five minutes. He said there were no horses in the structure, but trainers moved horses in adjacent pen to a pasture for safety.  

Akins said crews worked to stop the blaze from spreading to a larger barn full of horses, which  stood 30 feet away from the fire.

Last Thursday, a stable was destroyed in a fire that is still under investigation.

"We don't know if they're related," Akins said, of the two fires. "I have a concern, but as far as we know, it's nothing suspicious. It will be thoroughly investigated by the Monroe County Fire Bureau."

The cause of both fires has yet to be determined.

Picture is from last Thursday's fire. Story courtesy of MPNnow.com