2 dozen chickens killed in Ware St. fire in Palmer

The state fire marshal's are now investigating the cause

PALMER, Mass. (WWLP) – Two dozen chickens were killed when their coup caught fire Monday night in Palmer.

Palmer Deputy Fire Chief David Pranaitis said the fire started just before 6 p.m. at the coup behind a home at 145 Ware Street. There were 25 chickens, and only one made it alive.

Deputy Chief Pranaitis said no one was home, but the house, which is about 8-feet away from the coup, did suffer some damage.

Ware Street had been closed, but it is now open.

The state fire marshal’s are now investigating the cause.

The Monson Fire Department responded to another possible fire in Palmer, while Palmer firefighters responded to this fire on Ware Street. That fire was a false alarm.