URBAN FARMS: Second Chicken Coop Catches Fire

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The Des Moines Fire Department has a warning for urban chicken farmers – heat your coops responsibly.

Firefighters have been called out to two fires in the last three days that have started in chicken coops.

The coop fire pictured spread to a neighbor’s garage.

Fire officials say make sure you follow instructions and safety warnings on all heating appliances you use during the winter.