3 horses killed in fire at Muddy Brook Farm in Amherst

Hampshire County

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Three horses were killed and six survived after a building caught fire early Sunday morning in Amherst.

Amherst Fire Chief Tim Nelson told 22News at 5:47 a.m., crews were called to Muddy Brook Farm located at 648 West Street after residents reported a fire in the building.

Nelson said the three residents in the building were able to escape the fire but one of them was taken to Cooley Dickinson Hospital and later released.

The road was closed from where West Street intersects with Longmeadow as crews work to clean the area. Drivers were advised to travel all the way down to where West Street intersects with Pomeroy Lane.

Nelson said the building is a total loss and the cause of the fire was non-suspicious and will continue to investigate what led up to it.

Northampton, Hadley, and Pelham fire departments also assisted in the fire.

The multi-use building was used as a workshop, a place for residents to live as well as a home for the horses.

A GoFundMe account was created by Sarah Clancy Sunday evening asking for donations to help cover costs that is not covered by insurance. As of Monday at 10 a.m. $13,960 was raised out of $20,000 goal.

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