Goose perishes in coop fire

by Wes Mayer

A goose died Wednesday when the bird coop it was living in caught on fire, according to Coweta authorities.

Around 11 a.m., the Coweta County Fire Department responded to a fire at the 500block of Dixon Road, said Capt. Craig Sherrer. Firefighters in Engine 8, Engine 16, Squad 8 and Car 3 arrived and found an outbuilding - a combination of a 100-square-foot play house and a 144-square-foot bird coop - on fire.

According to Sherrer, the fire was contained to the bird coop and an exterior wall of the play house, and it was quickly brought under control.

A goose that was being rehabilitated inside the coop died in the fire. After the investigation, it was determined the heat lamp being used to warm the goose fell over, hit some combustible products and started the fire, Sherrer said.

The goose was the only animal inside the coop.



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