No horses or people were injured in the blaze, which was mostly contained to a garage and storage area away from where the horses are kept. The horses were not exposed to smoke or flames.
The woman was reported in the water near the Orleans Street bridge just before 1 a.m., fire officials said. Crews arrived at the scene in about two minutes. The water temperature was about 50 degrees.
Apparently, this wasn’t the first time a horse was found roaming the streets of Old Town. On the same day last year, about a half dozen horses escaped from the Noble Horse Theatre.
There are reports Friday morning an electrical problem may be to blame for a fire in the noble horse stables in old town last night.
It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.
A man was charged with aggravated assault after an off-duty Chicago Police officer shot a person who allegedly pointed a gun at him early Sunday in the River North neighborhood.
Five people were critically injured late Saturday in a when a car and a taxi cab collided in the River North neighborhood.
One person remains in custody this morning in connection with the murder of Bassam Naoum, the Cabrini-Green area convenience store owner who was gunned down this past weekend.
Hundreds gathered outside a River North convenience store to remember the store owner who was shot and killed over the weekend.
Friends and family are planning a vigil for a Near North Side shopkeeper who was gunned down over the weekend, as police search for his killer.