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Hundreds of animals die in Gainesville barn fire

From Prince William Fire and Rescue:

Earlier this morning at 3:39 AM units were dispatched to the 15000 block of Lee Highway (Gainesville) for a reported house fire by a passerby. On arrival, crews encountered a barn located on the property fully involved. It was quickly determined there were animals inside but could not be saved due to the volume of fire. Reports indicate an estimated 500 chickens/ducks, 4 dogs, and 3 pigs were lost in the blaze. No injuries were reported. Lee Highway was closed for approximately 30 minutes during firefighting operations. The structure was totally destroyed. The Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the cause to be accidental.

Photo courtesy Prince William Fire and Rescue

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