Excerpts from the ChicagoTribune.com:

Eighteen horses died when a barn caught fire in Plainfield early Wednesday.

Crews from the Plainfield Fire Protection District arrived at 1120 Wheeler Road around 1:15 a.m. and saw people trying to save horses from the burning barn, that was well involved according to Deputy Fire Chief Jon Stratton.  There were 30 horses in the barn and 18 of them died. There were no hydrants in the area. The fire was struck out about 1:45 a.m. 

A dozen horses were saved and were in good condition. Another horse was outside the barn when the fire started and survived. A veterinarian arrived at the scene promptly to treat the horses and gave some of them sedatives to calm them.

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