This Poolesville, Maryland barn collapsed, but all of the horses were rescued.
A dozen horses are free from a Maryland stable after the roof partially collapsed, an official says. The Poolesville farm’s 35 horses are temporarily displaced.
It happened Saturday afternoon, according to Pete Piringer of Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Service. Crews assisted in the removal of 12 horses, although impeded by large snow drifts. Heavy equipment was used to aid in the effort to get the horses out of the barn. Piringer said two of the horses needed medical attention.
The steel and aluminum building crumbled on one side from the weight of the snow. No humans were harmed in the rescue. The area remains under a blizzard warning due to heavy and blowing snow.
A Virginia horse also became trapped after a structure collapse at StoneGate Stables in Aldie. Authorities report a horse removed from the barn sustained “major injuries”.