Several chickens and goats died in a barn fire early Sunday morning near Chelan.
Chelan Fire and Rescue responded just before 6 a.m. to a structure fire off Henderson Road. Firefighters arrived to a fully-involved two-story barn, according to Fire Chief Tim Lemon. With no fire hydrants in the vicinity, firefighters had to overhaul about 300 feet of fire hose through heavy snow to engage the blaze.
The barn was a total loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. “The temperature outside was 9 degrees, the initial on duty responding crew were timely for the weather and road conditions they were faced with,” Lemon stated.