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Updated May 24, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Phoenix crews herd 7 horses away from barn blaze

PHOENIX — Firefighters had to herd horses and other animals to safety
while battling a blaze that broke out among some makeshift barns in west
Phoenix.

Phoenix Fire Department officials say the blaze was spotted about 2 a.m. Friday
in a pasture area that also contained about 10 horses.

KPHO TV says a fire truck was able to maneuver to the barns, chicken coops and
other structures and used a jet gun on top of the truck to knock down the
flames.

Authorities say seven horses were trapped on the south side of the property and
crews had to herd them to safety on the east side.

There’s no immediate damage estimate.

Fire officials say the cause of the blaze hasn’t been determined yet, but it
doesn’t appear to be suspicious.

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