A 32-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson and other felonies for allegedly deliberately setting fire to a New York stable that killed more than 24 thoroughbred horses.
New York State Police said they responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning at the Tioga Downs Casino complex in Nichols, N.Y. … about an hour’s drive south of Syracuse.
NYSP said the fire was catastrophic, killing more than two dozen horses… and a person who tried to save the animals was injured in the blaze, which also caused thousands of dollars in damage.
“More than two dozen racehorses died in the fire,” NYSP said.
The first thing that comes to mind is the defenseless animals that rely on us, that will never happen. @tiogadowns This morning there is now “doubt” about how it started. The life of the horse and everything associated with it is completely gone. pic.twitter.com/TAy43euAaX