- Associated Press - Monday, July 17, 2017

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) - Fire officials in Vermont are investigating a barn fire that left one person dead.

WCAX-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2uyAcml ) firefighters responded to the blaze at the Friesians of Majesty horse farm in Townshend early Sunday. Townshend Volunteer Fire Chief Douglas Winot says the barn fire was contained around 6 a.m.

Winot says multiple people and horses were rescued from the barn, but one farm employee died in the blaze.

Winot says the barn and the two apartments above it are a total loss. Farm owners estimate the damages are around $1 million. The structure was used for breeding.

Officials say the blaze started in the lab in the barn. Investigators don’t believe the fire is suspicious.

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Information from: WCAX-TV, https://www.wcax.com

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