IREDELL COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Thousands of chickens were killed Monday in a fire at an Iredell County chicken house, according to sources.
The fire broke out around 2 p.m. at a building that housed chickens on Sharon School Road, just west of Statesville. It is not clear if the building was for commercial use or part of a private farm.
Sources told WBTV that around 3,000 chickens were killed in the fire. The building was a total loss.
West Iredell firefighters confirmed the fire, but could not confirm exactly how many chickens were killed.
There is no word on what may have caused the fire. The Iredell County Fire Marshal's Office is handling the investigation.