Around 9:15 Monday morning – units with the Centre, Ellisville, and Mt. Weisner Fire Departments along with Floyd EMS responded to reports of a chicken house being on fire, Firefighters arrived at the Devotie Farm on County Road 32 to find one of the six chicken houses on the property on fire.
The fire appeared to have started near the middle of the structure – firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control very quickly, containing it to that portion of the building, and protecting the 60,000 young birds inside, each being around two weeks old.
It’s believed that the fire began due to an electrical problem; however, that has yet to be determined.
The Centre Police Department also responded to the scene