​Lowell barn has memorial for 13 therapy horses killed

LOWELL, Mich. — It's been one week since a suspicious fire destroyed the Barn for Equine Learning in Lowell, killing 13 therapy horses.

As investigators continue to search for the person behind the fire, owners held a memorial Saturday to honor those horses.

The fire broke out early last Saturday around 2 a.m. and the owners say by time they got to the barn it was too late.

Despite this nightmare owner Kat Welton tells FOX 17 they have "seen beauty in the ashes" of that fire with the community rallying behind them.

"First we have to grieve together as a community," Welton said. "There's a lot of tears to catch."

Pictures of each horse killed lined the yard, while letters and flowers covered the tables.

"Horses help these people grow in different ways so they definitely had a really huge impact on the community," said Taylor Bazen, a youth committee member. "They were definitely community service members."

So far the owners GoFundMe page has raised more than $32,000 in just 7 days to help the owners rebuild following this tragedy.

Michigan State Police investigators say at least one person of interest has been questioned. No arrests have been made.

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