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Therapy horses die after fire

April 10, 2017
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Thirteen therapy horses are dead after a suspicious fire in the area.

The fire was reported early Saturday at The Barn for Equine Learning in Lowell Township.

Two of 15 horses survived.

The owners said the horses were used as therapy for children and young adults with a variety of special needs.

Kathryn Welton told WOOD TV it's a "total devastation." She said the horses were family.

Deputies have asked a state police fire investigator to inspect the barn after raising many concerns about the nature of the fire.

Welton is urging anyone with information to call the sheriff's office at (616) 632-6125.

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