PHOTOS: Baby chickens die during barn fire in Leverett

Franklin County

LEVERETT, Mass. (WWLP) – A few baby chickens and a firefighter was injured during a barn fire Tuesday night in Leverett.

Leverett Fire Chief John Ingram told 22News, just before 6:50 p.m., crews were called to 82 Long Hill Road where they saw a two-story barn in flames.

Ingram said at least six multiple fire departments assisted the fire and provided water tanks because there were no hydrants in the area. While putting out the fire, one crew member suffered a shoulder injury but is expected to be okay. Ingram did confirm however, a few baby chickens passed away while other horses made it out the fire okay.

Crews were able to put out the fire around 2 a.m. due to the amount of hay that needed to be removed from the barn. The cause of the fire was determined to be a possible heat lamp used to heat chickens.

PHOTOS: Barn Fire

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