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Dozens of horses die in Lexington barn fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Dozens of horses are dead after a barn fire early Sunday in Lexington, Ky. 

Officials believe the fire at Mercury Equine Center may have been started by lightning from passing storms. A farm hand who was sleeping at a home nearby woke up, raced to the barn and tried to save the horses. 

A total of 36 thoroughbreds and yearlings were in the barn. 

At least seven horses were saved before the building started to collapse, and a few more were found wandering the property.

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