70 chickens die in coop fire

4:05 AM, Dec 4, 2013   |    comments
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BOULDER - Seventy chickens were killed in a coop fire in Boulder Tuesday evening.

According to officials, the Lafayette Fire Department and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office responded to a fire at 9:30 p.m. in the 9700 block of Isabelle Road. They found a chicken coop fully engulfed in flames.

They were able to put out the fire, but not before 70 chickens died in the structure.

The Boulder County Multi-Agency Fire Investigation Team will be investigating the scene Wednesday morning. As of now, officials say the fire may have originated from a gas heater in the coop.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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