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PVFD extinguishes chicken coop fire


December 28, 2017

Firefighters responded to a blaze at 7.6 mile Mitkof Highway at 2 a.m. Wednesday and found a 20x20 chicken coop fully involved upon their arrival.

Fire Chief Doug Welde reported that many of the chickens and rabbits inside the structure were saved with the assistance of neighbor Larry Maine.

Maine said the department did a great job fighting the fire and estimated that 6-7 animals may have perished in the fire.

Assistant Chief Dave Berg said it was too early to determine precisely how many animals died. Maine said Raleigh Cook owned the property and the burned structure was located about 60...

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