PEEBLES, Ohio -- A family in Adams County was left to pick up the pieces after a fire ripped through their barn, killing 16 horses and one pony early Tuesday morning.
The fire took over the barn shortly before 1:30 a.m., waking up the animals' owner, David Miller. He saw the fire growing quickly, and called the Peebles Fire Department for help. He was unsure when the fire started.
When Fire Chief Mike Estep arrived, he noted it was the biggest fire he'd responded to in 30 years.