A large barn that housed more than 30 horses burned to the ground after storms rolled through Lexington early Sunday.
According to Herald-Leader news partner WKYT, the fire happened in a large barn at the Mercury Equine Center off Russell Cave Road after 1 a.m.
An owner told WKYT that there were 36 horses in the barn, and 13 have been rescued. Check back for updates on this story, and follow WKYT’s coverage here.
The Mercury Equine Center covers 60 acres, and has three large barns with 160 stalls. “The grounds of the Mercury Equine Center are located on the property that once was the original Spendthrift farm training facility,” says the center’s web site. “It has been transformed to be a complete equine training center.”