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2 Injured In Barn Fire At Oaklawn Race Track – HOT SPRINGS


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Hot Springs Fire Troops were called out to the backside of Oaklawn Park at dawn this morning for a fire in a “tack room”.

A witness at the scene described the fire as being in a 2nd story “tack room” above a barn in the “Swaps” building.  The barn reportedly housed upwards of 40 horses and several people at the time of the blaze.

Oaklawn Park – early morning injury fire at the horse barns

People from all over the property ran to assist with evacuating people and horses from the barn.  No horses were injured as far as I know.

However, a LifeNet Ambulance Crew was ordered to the scene.  They departed the barn area a short time later, en route to the hospital with 2 injured, adult males.  The injuries included burns and smoke inhalation.

Reports I’ve seen on the internet clearly state that there were no injuries connected to this fire, but I don’t know what that means.  2 people were injured as a result of this fire and run to the hospital in an ambulance with the lights and sirens turned on.

Oaklawn Park – early morning injury fire at the horse barns