22,000 chickens dead in Ashland County barn fire

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 11:18:11-05

Twenty-two thousand chickens died in a barn fire in Ashland County Monday morning.

The fire broke out at the egg laying facility on Township Road 608 just north of Savannah at 11:27 a.m. 

Six fire departments responded to battle the fire. 

All the chickens inside the barn died. The 500-foot-long barn was completely destroyed.

The owner of the barn said he did not have insurance. The barn had only been in use for about a year and a half. 

Smoke could be seen as far as seven miles away, in Ashland.