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.

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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.

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