Horses Trapped by Debris After Poolesville Barn Collapses

Several horses were trapped after a barn in Montgomery County, Maryland, partially collapsed Saturday afternoon.

Pete Piringer, a spokesman with the Montgomery County Fire and RescueService, said the steel and aluminum structure pinned three horses under debris. The barn is located in the 15000 block of Sugarland Road, in Poolesville, Maryland.

Snow drifts and weather conditions hampered rescue efforts and the removal of the animals. A tractor and a plow were needed to create a path to the partially collapsed structure.

Piringer did not release any information about the condition of the animals. He said no people were injured.

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