TWO horses have died following a devastating fire at Lenamore Stables in Muff, Co Donegal, the home of show jumper Kenneth Graham and his mother Geraldine.
The fire broke out in Graham’s yard at around 6am on Sunday morning. There were seven horses in the yard and despite the best efforts of the family and fire crews from Derry and Donegal, two horses were trapped inside and sadly lost their lives in the blaze.
One woman in her 20s was brought to hospital where she was treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation.
Speaking on BBC Newsline, Gerladine Graham said the family are devastated following the tragedy. “I was awakened with an explosion, a bang. I opened the curtains and looked out and there was a towering inferno in the back yard, and I just immediately knew it was Kenneth’s stables.
“I screamingly went into his bedroom, got them up, we ran down the yard and got as many horses out of the stables as possible. Unfortunately two didn’t make it, we are devastated.”
Lenamore Stables has been in business for almost 50 years. As well as an international show jumping yard, it is a riding school and livery stable.
Gardaí are carrying out a forensic examination of the scene.
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