5 horses die in Caton barn fire

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UPDATE 5:00 p.m.: Five horses died overnight in a barn fire in the Town of Caton, according to 2nd assistant chief Joe O’Brian of the Caton Volunteer Fire Department.

O’Brian says the blaze broke out at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday night on Fish Pond Road and that the barn was engulfed in flames when firefighters from a dozen departments arrived. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation but is not considered suspicious. 


CATON, N.Y. (WETM-TV) – Fire investigators are looking into the cause of a fire that sparked inside a barn late Wednesday night in the Stueben County Town of Caton.

It happened just before midnight, on the 1100 block of Fish Pond Road. Multiple fire departments were called to the scene.

Our reporter at the scene said there was major damage to the barn. The barn is located adjacent to a home. There appeared to be no damage to the home.

The Steuben County Office of Emergency Services says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

(This is a Breaking News story, check back for updates)

Video of fire courtesy of viewer: Archie Michael

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