Horse Kicks Sprinkler Pipe at Arlington Park Horse Barn, Sets Off Waterflow Fire Alarm

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Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows firefighters responded about 10:35 a.m. Saturday to a fire alarm at a horse barn in the backstretch at Arlington Park Racetrack. Firefighters arriving on the scene discovered a sprinkler system waterflow alarm and investigated a signal from Barn 15.

Firefighters discovered a horse apparently kicked a sprinkler pipe in the ceiling of the barn over stall #4.

Firefighters were working with race track maintenance personnel to resolve the situation.

No report of injury to the horse. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at