Fire engulfs Darke County barn

4,000 chickens die in massive barn fire

Flames could be seen nearly a mile away as crews responded to an engulfed barn fire.

>> Read more trending stories  /list/news/national/more-news-headlines/aJz4/

One two-story, 10,000-square-foot barn and surrounding structures burned to the ground, according to The Early Bird Paper.

The barn reportedly was not far from a house and two 500-gallon propane tanks.

The fire also destroyed a feed truck, tractor and other equipment.

The fire is believed to have started when a heater malfunctioned. The barn and equipment were part of a family poultry business.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X