6 show horses killed in 2-alarm Dixon barn fire

5:45 PM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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DIXON, CA - Six show horses were killed when a barn at Dream Land Farms in Dixon caught fire around 1:30 a.m. on Friday.

"He went outside and the barn was already fully involved," Dixon Fire Department Capt. John Malone said.

By the time fire trucks arrived, the six horses, who were trapped inside, were dead.

"It's always tragic to lose life, whether human or animal," Malone said.

Dixon Fire Chief Aaron McAlister said the two-alarm fire completely destroyed the barn on the 8100 block of N. Meridian Rd. and spread to a second barn, which also suffered damage.

"He went outside and the barn was already fully involved," Dixon Fire Department Capt. John Malone said.

By the time fire trucks arrived, the six horses inside the barn were dead.

"It's always tragic to lose life, whether human or animal," Malone said.

The horses that died in the fire were "show" animals, valued at close to $50,000 apiece. Dreamland Farms describes itself on its website as a sale facility, specializing in Hunter/Jumpers. It has been in Dixon since 1984.

"Very well kept, state of the art facility, they do have other horses and arenas out there," Malone said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

News10/KXTV

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