Fire at Tijuana Track, Daily Racing Form, 1924-11-29


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FIRE AT TIJUANA TRACK TIJUANA RACE TRACK, Mexico, Noa 23. One of the stables furthest from the grandstand caught fire just after the fifth raco today. At least 100 horses are roaming oer the raco track to the main hills. The fire, Avhich broke out in the A. S. Eastman barns, is spreading rapidly and is not under control. Practically one-fourth of the 1,500 stall barns capacity of the Tijuana race track Avas destroyed by the fire. At least a dozen thoroughbreds Avere burned to death and some 500 others Avere hastily loosed by stable hands. Officials estimated that perhaps 30 per cent of the loose horses, frightened and Avild in the running about the country, Avould be injured, many to an extent that Avould end their usefulness on the track. The burned barns Avere six in number and coAered an area of about six acres on the north side of the railroad tracks, Avhile the larger barn area is located south of the tracks. The fire started in barn S, AAhile all stable hands Avere interested in the Avatching the running of the fifth race of the card. It quickly spread to adjoining barns. The handful of stable attendants first to reach the blazing barns at once set to Avork liberating the fear maddened horses.

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