NEW INFORMATION: Fire near Eau Claire kills 50 chickens

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An early morning fire destroyed a building and killed about 50 chickens in Eau Claire County.

The fire started around 4:30 Wednesday morning on 4012 West Cameron Street in the Town of Union.

Township fire says the building, owned by Vang Lee, was once an old farmhouse that had been converted into a chicken coop.

So far, the cause is unknown. No injuries have been reported.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) --Township Fire Units responded to several reports from witnesses traveing on the interstate that a building was on fire near the County E overpass. When Township units arrived on scene the structure that once was an old farmhouse that had been converted to a chicken coop was fully involved in fire. Firefighters battled the blaze for several hours. The fire was contained to the structure and no other structures nearby were compromised. The structure had no electricity to it. It contained approximately 50 chickens all of which were lost in the blaze. Unknown cause of the fire, however there was a wood stove in the structure that was not being used at the time according to the homeowner. The approximately 850 square foot structure was a total loss.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --A shed near Eau Claire is a total loss after an early morning fire.

The fire started around 4:30am Wednesday morning on 4012 West Cameron Street. An officer on the scene told us they received a report of a chicken coop that caught fire. We're told the shed is owned by Vang Lee. The shed contained fifty birds, all are reported dead. One lane on Cameron Street has been opened but police advise caution when passing through. So far, the cause is unknown and no other injuries have been reported.

We'll keep you updated as we monitor this story.

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