A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged with arson and other felonies after allegedly intentionally setting fire to a New York horse barn, tragically killing over 24 thoroughbreds.
The New York State Police say they responded to a structure fire at the Tioga Downs Casino complex early Thursday morning in Nichols, NY … about an hour or two south of Syracuse.
NYSP says the blaze was catastrophic, killing more than two dozen horses in a horrific manner … also leaving one human, who tried to save the animals, injured in the blaze. There was also thousands of dollars worth of damage.
“Over two dozen racehorses died in the fire,” NYSP said.
First thoughts go to the defenseless animals who rely on us that this never happens. @tiogadowns this morning what is “suspect” right now as to how it started. A total loss of both equine life and all that goes with it. pic.twitter.com/TAy43euAaX