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Lamotte Man Injured Trying to Save Horses as Barn Burns
LAMOTTE, Iowa (AP) Authorities say an eastern Iowa man has been injured while trying to save horses from a barn fire.
Firefighters were dispatched to the residence south-southwest of LaMotte a little before 8 p.m. Thursday.
LaMotte Fire Chief Joe Kilburg told the Quad-City Times that a gate hit Duane Meyer in the face as he and his sons rescued some of the horses. Meyer was taken to a Dubuque hospital for treatment.
Kilburg says some of the horses died in the fire.
The cause of the blaze is being investigated, but Kilburg says he doesn't consider it a suspicious fire.