Belmont Racetrack stable fire: 2 horses dead, 3 employees injured on Long Island

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ELMONT, N.Y. — Two horses were found dead in a fire at the Belmont Racetrack stables Tuesday evening, Nassau County police said.

Authorities responded to a call for a fire at the Belmont Racetrack Horse Stables along Hempstead Turnpike around 6 p.m.

Fire departments from Elmont, Valley Stream and Floral Park responded and worked to extinguish the blaze, police said.

Two horses were found to be dead as a result of the fire, cops said.

Three male employees suffered minor smoke inhalation and were treated at the scene, authorities said.

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