Over 25,000 chickens killed in chicken house fire in Kenansville

Photo by Trevor Normile

KENANSVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A fire took the lives of a flock of chickens Tuesday in Kenansville at a chicken house.

Chinquapin Volunteer Fire and Rescue received a call at 5:30 p.m. pertaining to a house fire on Paul Ed Dail Road.

County fire marshal, Ricky Deaver, says 27,000 chickens died.

They were just nine days old.

Kenansville, Greenevers, Warsaw, Magnolia, and Sarecta firefighters were also on the scene.

Authorities believe an electrical problem caused the fire.

 

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