A woman who operates a farm that provides therapeutic horses needs help after a fire ripped through a barn and damaged her home.
Kathleen Kiener saw both her home heavily damaged and the barn destroyed.
No horses were injured, but three goats were burned. A duck died.
"It's a miracle that we're alive. It is truly a miracle that we are alive and that the horses are safe. We can rebuild hopefully and we get this cleaned up and start over," she said.
Bay Acres Therapeutic Horsemanship helps children with special needs and veterans by providing therapeutic animals.
Kiener was devastated by the damage.
"This is what's left of my life," she told KCTV5 in the midst of the rubble.
Charred and twisted metal are all that's left of the barn after the fire early Sunday.
"I started running and started busting the doors and told the animals, 'Get out! Get out!'" she recalled. "I realized the barn was already gone."
She was able to guide the 19 horses to safety. She is now caring for the injured goats.
"The barn was about 10 feet away from my house. I guess it sparked this big bale, and then the big bale caught the house on fire," Kiener said. "Right now [I'm] counting on friends to come over and bring water. We have to tank in water because there's no water no electricity."
She said she hopes the weather warms up soon so she and her horses are not left out in the cold. She is waiting for an insurance adjuster to come on Tuesday to assess the damage.
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