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Early morning barn fire in Frankfort leaves animals dead

The Frankfort fire department is investigating an overnight barn fire that left chickens and horses dead.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 11:53 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 7:31 PM

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The Frankfort Fire Department is investigating an overnight barn fire that left chickens and horses dead.

According to officials, the fire started around 2 a.m. Wednesday on  East Kelly Road. That's near County Road 180 East. The homeowners called the fire department after hearing a loud noise coming from outside and saw flames from an upstairs bathroom window.

Firefighters arrived to find smoke and large flames coming from the barn. The homeowners told the firefighters there were animals in the barn.

"Firefighters had the fire under control by 2:45 a.m. with no injuries," Said Battalion Cheif Jamie Michael. "Unfortunately we were unable to rescue the animals from the fully engulfed barn."

Officials said two horses and several chickens were lost in the fire. A family member told News 18 that the horses were a big part of their family and they have been showing horses for four generations.

The fire quickly spread through the barn and also destroyed a vehicle.

The Frankfort Fire Department is still investigating the fire.

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