The Washington Post
Chickens, pigs, dogs killed in barn fire
Hundreds of animals were killed Sunday in a huge fire in Prince William County, the fire department said.
Reports indicated that about 500 chickens were killed in a massive blaze in a barn in the Gainesville area of the county. Four dogs and three pigs also died, the department said.
A passerby spotted the blaze early Sunday in the 15000 block of Lee Highway, the department said, and firefighters were sent there at 3:39 a.m.
The fire department said the barn was engulfed in flames so extensive that none of the animals inside could be saved.
The barn was destroyed. The fire marshal’s office determined the blaze to be an accident.