VIDEO: Chilliwack chicken barn destroyed by fire

VIDEO: Chilliwack chicken barn destroyed by fire

Chickens saved from blaze as firefighters work to control large fire

A chicken barn in rural Chilliwack has caught fire Friday.

The barn is at Castleman Road near Standeven Road, and there are flames coming through the roof. As of 1 p.m., the fire was not under control, and the roof was collapsing in many areas. Some chickens have been saved from the fire, with several hundred of them running around in the grass.

The long barn is mostly on fire, with one end so far unaffected.

Chilliwack fire crews were just finishing up at a house fire on Rowat Avenue when the call came in.

More to come.

READ MORE: Fire department responding to house fire downtown Chilliwack


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A fire broke out on Friday afternoon at a chicken barn in rural Chilliwack. (Shirley Reilly/ Facebook)                                A fire broke out on Friday afternoon at a chicken barn in rural Chilliwack. (Shirley Reilly/ Facebook)

A fire broke out on Friday afternoon at a chicken barn in rural Chilliwack. (Shirley Reilly/ Facebook) A fire broke out on Friday afternoon at a chicken barn in rural Chilliwack. (Shirley Reilly/ Facebook)

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. Some chickens were saved from the fire. It’s still unclear if any were in the building. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

A barn on Castleman Road in Chilliwack was destroyed by fire on Aug. 7, 2020. Some chickens were saved from the fire. It’s still unclear if any were in the building. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)