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Several Chickens Perish In Lexington Coop Fire

Posted at 7:31 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 08:00:10-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Several chickens are dead following a fire Thursday morning.

It happened around 7 a.m. at a home on East Main Street.

Officials say they got a call about the fire from someone driving by who could see the flames from the road.

Firefighters say when they arrived on scene, the flames were about eight feet tall at the back of the home.

The owners told fire crews that when it’s below 20 degrees they have to put a heater in the chicken coop. Firefighters say the lamp must have fallen over and caught the hay or other materials on fire.

Three chickens made it out alive, but several others perished.

The road was closed for a short time while crews put out the flames.