A chicken house was destroyed by fire on Christmas Eve.
The fire was dispatched around 4 p.m. Saturday. The chicken farm is located on Benard Purvis Road, about four miles from High Falls.
The chicken house was empty at the time of the fire. When units arrived on the scene, they reported the structure was fully engulfed.
Within 15 minutes, half of the chicken house collapsed, making it harder to extinguish due to the fire being under a tin roof.
Due to the Holmes Building System fire in Robbins, most of the firefighters on the scene were from out of the county. Pocket Fire Department, Bennet Fire Department, Coleridge-Erect Fire Department, Tramway Fire Department, and Bonlee Fire Department responded from standby status. High Falls and West End Fire and Rescue also responded.
Moore County EMS and Moore County Sheriff’s Office were also on the scene.
The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
~Article, photos, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Curtis Self.