Fire damages Colrain shed, chicken coop

  • Colrain firefighters responded to 157 Ed Clarke Road on Tuesday evening for a fire at an adjoined shed and chicken coop. Contributed photo/Colrain Fire Department

  • Colrain firefighters responded to 157 Ed Clarke Road on Tuesday evening for a fire at an adjoined shed and chicken coop. Contributed photo/Colrain Fire Department

  • A fire to an adjoined shed and chicken coop at 157 Ed Clarke Road Tuesday evening melted some of the vinyl siding on the main house. Contributed photo/Colrain Fire Department

For the Recorder
Published: 11/4/2020 1:47:05 PM

COLRAIN — A fire at 157 Ed Clarke Road Tuesday evening left extensive damage to an adjoined shed and chicken coop while radiant heat melted the siding of the main house. Several chickens are suspected to have died.

Colrain firefighters were dispatched at 6:42 p.m. after receiving a call from the owner of the shed who saw the fire from his house, according to Fire Chief Nick Anzuoni.

“It was a drill night for the Fire Department, so they got there pretty fast,” Anzuoni said. While en route, Colrain called in a backup tanker from Heath, which was later rerouted to provide coverage at the Colrain Fire Station.

“Vinyl siding doesn’t like heat at all,” Anzuoni said, describing how the fire melted the vinyl siding of the house, which was left hanging off and in a rippled pattern from the heat of the fire.

While the cause of the fire is under investigation, Anzuoni commented that it’s possible the chickens’ heat lamp was the cause. Some of the chickens were able to escape, however seven are “missing and presumed lost.”

Anzuoni said the owners do have insurance.

An earlier version of this story contained an incorrect street address.


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