Chicken house damaged during vehicle fire in Salisbury

1280 Sby Chicken House Fire

SALISBURY, Md. – A chicken house was damaged Wednesday evening due to a vehicle fire, officials say.

We’re told the fire was reported shortly before 8:30 p.m., at 5623 Mt. Hermon Church Road. The Salisbury Fire Department responded to find a 2008 Ford Pickup Truck on fire inside a chicken house.

The fire, which began in the vehicle engine compartment, took a total of 45 firefighters approximately 35 minutes to control. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was in motion at the time of the fire, which was caused by an unknown failure within the engine compartment.

We’re told there were no chickens in the chicken house at the time of the fire, as they were picked up hours before the fire. The truck was being driven in the house to pick up trash and leftover debris when the fire took place. The chicken house sustained minor fire and heat damage.

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