A number of pieces of equipment and antiques were destroyed in a fire Sunday afternoon in Banks County.
The fire consumed an old chicken house on Brewer Road that housed tractors, lawn mowers, antiques, corn mill, shaving machine and other items, Banks County Fire Chief Brian Eubanks said.
Eubanks reported the fire call came in at 5:34 p.m. to the former chicken house owned by the parents of Banks County firefighter Blake Carlan.
“No chicken had been grown in the chicken house since the 1980s,” Eubanks said. “But it was full of equipment and antiques.”
Eubanks reported more than three dozen firefighters spent over three hours at the scene.
Banks County responded with four fire engines, a command vehicle and two ambulances, Eubanks added. The Lee Arrendale State Prison Fire Team also responded.
“We put around 20,000 gallons of water of the fire,” Eubanks said.
A Banks County firefighter was treated at the scene for heat exhaustion.
Eubanks said on Monday, the cause of fire is still undetermined, but it is believed to have been an accident.