Fire breaks out at chicken house in Union County

Fire breaks out at chicken house in Union County

UNION COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Firefighters worked to control a fire that broke out at a chicken house in Union County Monday afternoon.

The incident happened on Sikes Mill Road in Monroe.

There were no chickens in the house and there were no injuries. Officials say the chicken house was being used to store hay, and there were 1,000 round bales and 2,000 square bales of hay in the structure, which is believed to be why the fire spread so far.

When fire crews arrived on the scene, the structure was fully involved in the fire. The building is about 400 feet long band 40 feet wide.

Officials say lots of hay is believed to be the reason why the fire was so large.
Officials say lots of hay is believed to be the reason why the fire was so large. (Source: Sky 3/WBTV)

The estimated property loss is around $150,000. Officials say the owner of the property, nor the individual leasing the property had insurance. The cause of the fire is undetermined after investigation.

Fire Departments who responded to the fire included Fairview, Unionville, New Salem, Wingate, Beaver Lane, West Stanly, Midland, and Oakboro. Other agencies that responded are as follows included Union County Emergency Services, Union EMS, North Carolina Forestry Service, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

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