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State investigates large fire in Logan County that killed more than 40 horses

State Fire Marshal
The roof of the building, where horses died in the barn.

A large fire recently killed approximately 44 horses and injured one person in Logan County.

The fire is under investigation by the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and the Explosion Investigations Bureau.

It destroyed an equestrian training center in Logan County on June 8.

At the time of the fire, state officials said there were multiple people and between 40 to 50 horses in the barn located at 8755 State Route 638.

The people all got out of the building, but one was treated and transported for a burn injury, according to the fire marshals.

The flames destroyed the nearly 60,000 square foot structure in Belle Center.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, and the investigation is ongoing.

Shay Frank was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. Before working at WYSO, Shay worked as the Arts Writer for the Blade Newspaper in Toledo, Ohio. In addition to working at the paper, she worked as a freelancer for WYSO for three years and served as the vice president of the Toledo News Guild. Now located back in the Dayton area, Shay is thrilled to be working with the team at WYSO and reporting for her hometown community.