HOPEWELL, Ore. (AP) -- A barn fire killed 11 horses and a donkey at Hopewell in rural Yamhill county.

The Dayton Fire District says the fire was reported early Thursday, shortly after midnight, when the property owners were awakened by noise and saw the blaze.

The Statesman Journal reports investigators believe an electrical failure started the fire. Damage estimated at $140,000.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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