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3 Horses, 5 Dogs Die In Hobart Barn Fire

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HOBART, Ind. (CBS) – Three horses and five dogs died in a Hobart barn fire that broke out early Wednesday.

Hobart Fire Chief Brian Taylor expects the cause of the barn fire to be electrical in nature, citing the handful of space heaters found in the structure.

A hay pile began to smolder on Thursday sending the fire department back to the home in the 6800 block of Grand Boulevard. However, Taylor said the fire had not rekindled.

Hobart firefighters had to set up tanker operations to shuttle water to the scene because there were no hydrants in the area.

As of Thursday, an exact cause of the fire that burned down the 100-year-old barn had not been determined.

“It’s definitely going to be electrical in nature,” Taylor said.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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