8 horses killed in Frederick County barn fire, officials say

Officials in Frederick County are investigating, after they say eight horses were killed after a barn caught fire in Union Bridge.

Frederick County fire says around 4:30 p.m., officials were called to 10000 block of Bessie Clemson Road.

Crews on scene arrived to find a 60 by 40 square foot barn, with 70 percent engulfed in flames.

Crews say they requested a tanker task force and it took 25 firefighters two hours to extinguish the fire.

The barn will be a complete loss, as well as eight horses who perished in the fire.

Investigators say the Maryland Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.