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Four Alarm Fire Rips Through Barn At Goshen Historic Track

The barn fire at Goshen Historic Track on Aug. 23.
The barn fire at Goshen Historic Track on Aug. 23. Photo Credit: Janet Terhune
A 180-year-old barn burst into flames at the Goshen Historic Track on Wednesday.
A 180-year-old barn burst into flames at the Goshen Historic Track on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Janet Terhune
More than 75 firefighters helped extinguish the blaze at the Goshen Historic Track.
More than 75 firefighters helped extinguish the blaze at the Goshen Historic Track. Photo Credit: Janet Terhune
The barn was demolished following the fire due to extensive damage.
The barn was demolished following the fire due to extensive damage. Photo Credit: Janet Terhune
All of the horses, including Real Rayenbow, trained by Chuck Connor, got out of the barn safely.
All of the horses, including Real Rayenbow, trained by Chuck Connor, got out of the barn safely. Photo Credit: Janet Terhune

GOSHEN, N.Y. – It took firefighters nearly two hours to extinguish a four-alarm fire in a barn at the Goshen Historic Track on Wednesday night.

The fire was first reported just before 6:30 p.m., drawing 75 firefighters from 16 different companies. Responders were able to save all of the horses in the barn and no human injuries were reported, the Times Herald-Record reported .

Fire officials said nearly half of the 180-year-old structure had to be demolished because of fire damage. The Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame was spared from damage.

Officials are not yet sure what the cause of the fire was, the Record said.

The Historic Track was opened in 1838 and is a National Historic Landmark. It is the oldest continuously operating horse track in North America.

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