Mary Alice Reporting – Dover firefighters responded to a Monday morning blaze on Blacksnake Hill Road.
The 4am call was toned out as a first alarm but was downgraded once on scene and crews had the blaze quickly extinguished.
Captain Joe Minocchi explains there was a 10 by 15 chicken coop, which was attached to a shed, on fire and both are a total loss.
He says five chickens and two ducks also died.
The accidental blaze is believed to have started due to a heat lamp in the coop.
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