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Riverside Downs Fire Investigation in Henderson, KY

Date of News Release: 11/20/2008

(Henderson, KY) - The Kentucky State Police and KY State Fire Marshall investigated a structure fire located and Riverside Downs in Henderson. After a multiagency response, several fire departments extinguished the fire and requested an investigation into the cause and origin of how the fire began. The fire originated in the area of the meter base and electrical panel. No specific material could be identified as the ignition source. There were no signs of arson. 27 horses were killed in the fire only 3 were rescued. The structure was a total loss. Responding agencies were Basket Fire Dept, Spotsville Fire Dept, Zion Fire Dept, Henderson City Fire Dept, Robards Fire Dept, Knight Township Fire Dept Evansville, IN, Henderson County Rescue and Henderson County Ambulance.

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