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BRADDOCK HEIGHTS, Md. (WUSA9) -- Frederick County Fire and Rescueofficials say the 15 horses weresaved from a fire that destroyed three buildingsearly Monday morning.

Officials tell us firefighters were dispatched at 12:17 a.m. to 6102 Holter Road for the report of a barn fire. They found a two-story garage-shed, large barn and loafing shed on fire.

Arapid intervention dispatch and additional water tankers were requested at the scene because there was no public water system in the immediate area, according to officials. A water supply shuttle was set up.

The homeowner was evaluated at the scene but refused treatment and transport, say officials.

According to officials, 25 chickens diedbut 15 horses were rescued unharmed.

Officials say the buildings are a complete loss and continue to burn, but four other buildings were saved and suffered only minor damage. The initial damage estimates place the total loss at $1,000,000, according to authorities.

The fire remains under investigation.

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