Fire officials report that more than 14,000 young chickens lost their lives after a severe fire.
According to the Highway 58 Fire Department, crews from multiple fire departments worked for hours to put out the fire in the chicken house, located on the 13,000 block of Birchwood Pike. Tankers from Tri-Community and Bradley County Fire helped provide water supplies to extinguish the fire.
Officials have told the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No injuries were reported except for the birds that died. It is believed that these chickens are about a week old.