GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Sixteen horses are dead after a fire at a chicken house in East Hall.

The Times reports Hall County Fire Services responded about 10 p.m. Friday and found the animals.

A 200-foot chicken house was 70 percent involved with fire, and crews tried to extinguish the flames with a water shuttle from a hydrant six-tenths of a mile away. Capt. Zachary Brackett, in an email said, the chicken house was being leased out for use as a horse stable.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation but a Hall County Fire Services spokesman said that the fire was “accidental in nature.”

Information from: The Times,

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