Fire Damages Barn At Shenandoah County Fairgrounds
One Horse Rescued, Two Dogs Perish In Early Morning Blaze
Posted: February 15, 2013
A 42-stall barn at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds was nearly destroyed Thursday in an early morning fire.
One horse residing at the stable was unharmed, though two dogs did perish in the blaze, according to John Collins, Shenandoah County Fire and Rescue public information officer.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at 300 Fairground Road in Woodstock around 6:30 a.m. Upon arrival, Collins said, firefighters were concerned the fire might spread to a nearby residence.
“There was a little bit of damage [to the home] but nothing significant,” he said.
About 30 stalls in the barn were destroyed.
Firefighters remained on the scene until around noon on Thursday. An access road from Va. 42, Motel Drive, was closed to traffic until late afternoon.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Shenandoah County fire marshal.
Units from several departments responded to the fire, including personnel from Woodstock, Edinburg, Toms Brook, Conicville, New Market and Strasburg.
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