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Fire Marshals asking for photos, video of Happy Valley fire

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WALKER COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

Officials are asking anyone with pictures or video of the Happy Valley Farm fire to send them to investigators.

Thirty-five horses died Thursday after a fire broke out at Happy Valley Farms in Walker County.

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A neighbor called 911 when he saw smoke and flames. He tells Channel 3 he also heard explosions.

Daniel Jenner, one of the farm's horse trainers, said the structure was completely engulfed within 20 minutes.

"We were able to get one horse out of an end stall on the back side of the barn adjacent to the indoor arena. It was too hot and smokey to get anywhere near the main barn aisle."

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Dispatchers confirm that one stable was destroyed. A second stable was possibly damaged as the fire spread.

Four stallions, considered by Happy Valley Farms to be the backbone of their breeding operation perished in the fire.

The horses' value is estimated to range from $3 to $6 million dollars.

The structures are valued at $1.2 million.

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Walker County Fire and Emergency Services Chief Randy Camp said the owner told him the horses were not insured, but the stables buildings were.

Fire Marshals are still trying to determine the cause of the fire and are asking anyone with photos or video of the fire to send them to fireheadquarters@walkerga.us.

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