A STABLE fire claimed the lives of two horses.

The blaze, at stables off Broadcarr Road, Hoyland Common started in the early hours of March 27.

Fire crews from Tankersley were called at 3.40am to the blaze which broke out at the stables down a track in the corner of a field.

Officers were at the incident until 7am.

Teams are now investigating the cause of the fire which they believe was accidental.