Three-Alarm Fire at Suffolk Downs

The blaze reportedly started in a kitchen area and spooked a bunch of horses.

The site of a fire at Suffolk Downs Tuesday. Credit: WHDH/7News
The site of a fire at Suffolk Downs Tuesday. Credit: WHDH/7News
By Jason Claffey and Liz Taurasi

A fire broke out at Suffolk Downs in Revere just before 6 p.m. Tuesday night and quickly went to three alarms. 

The blaze reportedly started in the kitchen area of a two-story building. Flames could be seen shooting through the roof. Firefighters were ordered out of the structure and set up their attack from a safe distance.

The incident apparently spooked some horses that could be seen running around the property, according to WHDH/7News. Other horses were evacuated from the stables adjacent to the building on fire. Reports say 20 to 30 horses were relocated away from the fire building and none are currently reported injured. 

Revere police said there were no immediate report of injuries, according to WHDH.

The racetrack was set to open this weekend for the season. 

Late last year, Suffolk Downs signed an agreement with Mohegan Sun to build a gaming facility destination.
J. Parker April 30, 2014 at 03:53 PM
Bummer ! Always looked forward to "Kentucky Derby" day at the racetrack.
A. Eichman May 01, 2014 at 01:50 AM
There goes Johnny Tor...er, swifty!!
Dani H May 01, 2014 at 07:34 AM
The track will still be open for opening day on this Saturday


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