A Message from the Wright County Sheriff’s Office:
At approximately 2 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, Wright County deputies were dispatched to a structure fire at Steeple View Farm and Equestrian Center (9685 County Rd. 13 SW in Franklin Township). Deputies found the arena area of the farm fully engulfed in flames. Deputies assisted employees with removing horses from the barn prior to the barn catching fire. One employee was transported by ambulance to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. At this time, there are no known deaths or injuries to the horses at the facility. Wright County deputies were assisted on scene by Delano Fire Department, which also brought in mutual aid from several surrounding fire departments, including the Watertown Fire Department. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal was also called to the scene. This incident will be investigated by the State Fire Marshal.