BENNETT, Colo. (CBS4)– Firefighters in Bennett rushed to put out a barn fire on Thursday morning that left some animals injured.

When firefighters arrived they found a barn, two sheds and a haystack on fire in the rural area.

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Three horses were injured in the fire and two had to be euthanized. Some goats were also injured in the fire. Several chickens were also killed in the blaze. No people were hurt in the fire.

Bennett firefighters battled a barn fire on Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

Bennett firefighters battled a barn fire on Thursday morning (credit: CBS)

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“When we arrived on scene with the sheriff’s department trying to get the animals out of a fully-involved barn. The barn had several animals in it including horses and goats and other domestic animals,” said Bennett Fire Department firefighter Timothy McCawley.

The property owner was on vacation and his brother was taking care of the animals.

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What caused the fire is being investigated but it’s believed a space heater or old wiring in one of the buildings could have started the fire.