At least 25,000 chickens killed in south Alabama fire

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Pike County, Ala. (WSFA) -- A major investigation is underway after four chicken houses were destroyed by a fire in Pike County.

Between 25,000 and 28,000 chickens were killed in the fire, according to Henderson Volunteer Fire Chief Hughey Stephens.

The fire happened early Sunday morning in the Henderson community off Pike County Road 2239.

There’s no official word on what started the fire, but at least five law enforcement agencies are investigating.