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Barn fire on family farm kills five horses and leaves teenager with burns

Five horses have died and a 17-year-old boy has been injured following a barn fire in Swansea.

The fire broke out at 3:30am on 8 October on the family-owned Pantygyfiela farm.

The teenage boy was injured when he tried to save the horses from the burning structure.

He has now been discharged from hospital and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The farm has been owned by the same family for 200 years.

The fire broke out at around 3:30am and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called out to the scene just before 4am.

The stable at Pantygyfiela Farm was alight for around three hours before it was doused by fire crew.

Fire crews attended the farm for just over three hours.

The teenage boy, who is the grandson of the stable owners, and a neighbour had tried to rescue the horses but the teenager received minor burns to his face and hands in the process.

The boy was taken to Morriston Hospital to receive medical attention but was later discharged.

79-year-old Diane James who lives on the farm with her husband and grandson said they are "devastated at losing the horses". She added that the horses "become like members of the family."

I've lived here for 30 years and my husband has been here all his life but we've never seen anything like this.

It happened so quickly, the flames were shooting into the sky and burning the trees. It was like something out of a film.

– Diane James
A 17-year-old boy suffered minor burns to his face and hands.

The family do not know how they will replace the animals or afford a new stable which could cost thousands of pounds.

Fire crews across four different areas attended the fire and an investigation is underway into how the fire started.