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Posted on: October 20, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Chickens lost in Watkins pole barn fire

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Incident number: 07346
Type of emergency: Structure fire
Incident date: 10/20/2023
Incident time: 1:09 a.m.
Address/location: 2711 Watkins Road

Occupied? No
Owner: 

Probable cause, if known: Under investigation
Structure type: Pole barn
Construction type: Wood
Estimated property damage:
Estimated contents damage:
Location/extent of damage: Whole barn

Hazardous materials involved?: NA
Specialized rescues?: NA
Vehicles involved: NA

Injuries
None 

Fatalities
None 

Other information: Rescue 6 arrived to find a 40x60-foot pole barn fully involved structure fire. Fire crews made a defensive attack. Battle Creek Firefighters set up a water shuttle operating system to extinguish the fire.

No one was hurt on scene. There was a chicken coop connected to the back of the barn and all the chickens perished in the fire. The Battle Creek Fire Marshal's office is currently investigating the fire.

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