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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:06 PM

Teen girl saves 25 horses from stable fire

More than two dozen horses are alive thanks in part to the efforts of a courageous 15-year-old who sprang into action when she saw flames in the stables.

"I started off by just putting their halters on and pulling them out by twos, but then the fire started getting quicker so I just started wrapping their ropes around their necks and just tying them around my arms and pulling them out," Madison Wallraf recalled.

The Wednesday evening fire at the M&R Overlook Farms in suburban McHenry, Ill., raged for about two hours. With no hydrants, water had to be trucked in to fight the blaze that consumed the 25,000 square-foot metal barn.

Wallraf described how she crawled through the aisle to rescue the frantic horses as flames flanked her and smoke filled the space to about three feet off the floor.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/13/11181218-teen-girl-saves-25-horses-from-stable-fire?lite

Sad part is 16 died...

But good for her...

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joeybee12 Apr 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #1
MineralMan Apr 2012 #2
xchrom Apr 2012 #3
riderinthestorm Apr 2012 #4
jsmirman Apr 2012 #5
WillyT Apr 2012 #6
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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:12 PM

1. Good for her is right!

It is truly sad about the 16 who died...

She did a very heroic thing.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:14 PM

2. Very brave girl, indeed. Brava!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:15 PM

3. sad and very happy all at the same time. very, very good for her. nt

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:20 PM

4. So, so very brave on her part!! I can't even imagine the sheer horror of the situation

and her cool headed handling of it. She had to have heard the screams of the horses who were perishing but she continued to persevere, saving as many as she could.

Amazing! She can come work for me any day...

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:56 PM

5. Oh, I was dreading getting to the end, wondering

how many died.

Still, she is quite a hero.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 08:42 PM

6. K & R !!!


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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:00 PM

7. +1

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