• Barn lost in Mount Vernon fire, turkeys and chickens inside


    MOUNT VERNON, Wash. - A barn caught fire early Sunday morning in Mount Vernon.

    Fire officials responded to fight the flames at around 8:00 a.m.

    The owner reported hearing a crackling noise and looking outside to see the barn burning.

    The barn was located on the rural outskirts of Mount Vernon.

    Fire officials say the structure is a total loss.

    There were turkeys and chickens in the barn; officials say many of the animals escaped on their own.

    The fire is under investigation. A cause has not yet been determined.

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