PREBLE COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) – Several animals died in a barn fire in Preble County early Thursday morning, according to officials.
The blaze broke out shortly after midnight at a barn in the 1600 block of Enterprise Road in West Alexandria. Crews on scene say the fire started in a chicken coup. The preliminary investigation shows that a heat lamp may have malfunctioned, setting the barn on fire.
It is not known exactly how many chickens died in the fire. No one was injured as a result of the fire.