Horses, dogs die in overnight fire

A fire at a chicken house that was being used as a stable killed 20 horses and two dogs overnight, a Hall County fire official said.

Crews responded to the blaze about 10 p.m. Friday in the 4100 block of Pillsbury Road off Three Bridges Road, Capt. Zachary Brackett of Hall County Fire Services said in an email.

About 70 percent of the chicken house, about 200 feet long, was burning, he said.

Crews used a water shuttle from a hydrant about half a mile away, Brackett said. Firefighters left the scene shortly after 2 a.m.

No people were reported injured.

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“The cause has been determined to be accidental in nature,” Brackett said. “Our fire marshal’s office is still working to pin down the exact cause.”

Brackett said the owner of the land and chicken house leased out a chicken house to another person, who then sublet space to horse owners.

“We are still working to notify and get into contact with all of them,” he said.

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