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Old Raleigh Horse Farm Destroyed By Fire

Posted May 23, 2006 4:21 a.m. EDT

— An accidental fire reduced an old horse farm to ashes Tuesday morning.

Firefighters were called to

5005 Buffaloe Road

in Raleigh at about 10:44 a.m.

The fire, authorities said, nearly gutted the house, which had been vacant for about five year. Investigators said workers were welding there when sparks started the fire.

The owners said they will salvage what they can, but nearly 6,300 square feet were damaged. They plan to convert the land into a subdivision.

No injuries were reported, authorities said.