Homeowners rush to save horses from barn fire in Plympton

PLYMPTON, Mass. — About a dozen horses are safe after an early morning barn fire in Plympton.

Plympton Fire Chief Steve Silva tells Boston 25 that the call for help came from the homeowners at around 5:00 a.m.

When fire crews arrived at the property on West Street, the homeowners were rescuing horses from the barn, which was fully engulfed in flames.

One horse did not survive, according to Chief Silva. There were no injuries to fire crews or the homeowners.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The State Fire Marshal will be assisting in that investigation.

Chief Silva said high winds presented a challenge to fire crews from Plympton, Carver, Halifax, and Kingston.

The chief also said a lack of a municipal water supply is another challenge. Water had to be trucked into the area.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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