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Fundraising effort planned after 18 horses killed in fire

By The Associated Press
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BISHOP, Ga. (AP) A fundraising effort is planned to help the owners of horses that were killed after a fire destroyed their stable at a northeast Georgia equestrian center.

Authorities say 18 horses died after the Friday morning blaze at the Brookwood Equestrian Center near Bishop. Oconee County Fire Chief Bruce Thaxton said one of the 18 horses was able to get out of the barn, but was injured so badly that it had to be put down.

Marie Greer of Covered Bridge Equine in Watkinsville tells The Athens Banner-Herald that a silent auction is being planned to help raise funds. Details were still being worked out.

King Howington, who owns the farm with his wife, Melanie, said the benefit is aimed at helping those who boarded horses at the farm.

Associated Categories: Business News, Local/State News

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