Wood, straw, shavings and cobwebs are all great fuels for a fire, and it's not unusual to find all four in a horse barn. Add some exposed electrical wires, a stack of wet hay or a carelessly tossed cigarette butt and you have the ingredients for disaster. Even more tragic is when horses are lost with the structure and other contents. Yes, if you have insurance 'things' can be replaced, but anyone who has lost a horse to any tragedy will tell you, the hole it leaves in your heart never really heals. Fortunately, barn fires aren't common, but they do happen. Fire Safety in The Horse Barn provides you with tips and advice for making your barn more fire safe.