Investigators: Electrical Problems Caused Chicken House Fire
Posted August 17, 2006
NASH COUNTY, N.C. — Electrical problems sparked a fire that killed more than 100,000 chickens, fire investigators said Wednesday.
Flames broke out at a Nash County chicken house off of Pleasant Grove Church Road shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday.
Firefighters from nine departments battled the flames and had to haul in water from a nearby lake because no fire hydrants were nearby.
The building's ventilation system fanned the flames, and the tin roof trapped the heat.