Authorities continue to try to determine the cause of a barn fire that claimed the lives of two horses in northwest Indiana late Sunday night. Crews were on scene for several hours as multiple departments responded to the blaze on County Road 700 North in South Haven. Authorities say fourteen horses escaped, and the Porter County Sheriffs Department together with the Porter County Animal Shelter are working to find foster homes for the animals. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related illness.
The Porter County Sheriffs Department is working with the county animal shelter to help find foster homes for several surviving horses. Anyone who can help is asked to call Gayle Laney at 219-252-9160.