A warehouse containing 160 tons of straw and hay has burned all night at the Mangalia horse stud. Fire-fighters were unable to intervene and all they could do was to watch the fire not to extend to the stables with 42 horses. An investigation has been opened and it is not excluded that the fire was intentionally started, stiri.tvr.ro informs.
The fire broke out after 21.00h Thursday evening at the warehouse where the horses were located. Employees immediately called 112 and were afraid that flames several meters high might extend to the stables. There were two fire crews on the site, but the fire was impossible to be put out.
The warehouse was full of straw and hay, quantity provided to horses for a year.
The stables were in the immediate vicinity of the fire, but neither horses nor employees have been hurt.
The fire-fighters investigate the causes that led to the fire and do not exclude the possibility that it was deliberately started. The Mangalia horse stud was established in 1928 and has as main objective the preservation of the Pure Arab Blood breed.