According to Station 8 firefighter Christen Cross, the call came in around 9:30 p.m.
Firefighters at Station 8 were given an “all call” and were on the scene within 15 minutes. A standby was given to those who remained at headquarters and neighboring stations.
On scene were firefighters and trucks provided by the Cleveland Fire Department, Bradley County Fire Rescue, and West Polk Fire and Rescue. Tri-Community had a truck ready to go at Station 8.
Tankers full of water were used to put out flames at the two chicken houses.
“Getting water on the two chicken houses was our main concern,” Cross said. “When you get further out there [in rural areas], hydrants are few and far between.”
According to Cross, there were no chickens in either of the buildings. The second chicken house held several hay bales. Two bulldozers from the State Forestry were used to push the hay bales together to help contain the fire.
Firefighters began to clear out around 3 a.m. Saturday.
Investigation is under way into the cause of the fires.