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Fire Safety

     

Q2)  What are some common causes of barn fires?

Here is a compiled list of things that have in fact caused barn fires. Some are surprising, some are obvious...

  • spontaneous combustion of hay

  • lit or smoldering cigarettes

  • lightning

  • faulty wiring

  • faulty tractors, lawnmowers and other maintenance vehicles

  • wildfires

  • coffee pots and hot plates!

When the above problems come in contact with a barn that contains all sort of  flammable items such as hay, feed, papers, and wood beams the results are always frightening and costly, if not tragic...

If you know of any other fire causes that have not been listed, please send us an email so that we may include them in the list. We can protect ourselves and our horses more efficiently if we know what the possibilities are.

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