By Jacqueline Kotei
Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Public Information Officer
Just before 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11, special operation crews from the Howard County (MD) Department of Fire and Rescue Services responded to the 8300 block of Johnny Cake Road in Westview for reports of a horse stuck in the ditch. The horse was a seven-year-old, 1,800-lb Clydesdale that was stuck in a ditch next to a house. Howard County crews responded as part of a mutual aid request from Baltimore County Fire and Rescue. A veterinarian was also requested.
Because Howard County crews had the specialized training and crane equipment needed, they began to effect a rescue. The horse was lifted with the crane to be removed from the ditch. It took firefighters roughly 90 minutes to extricate the horse. There were no injuries to report.
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