Heat lamp suspected cause of chicken coop fire in Carbondale
A heat lamp in a chicken coop is the suspected cause of a Carbondale fire early Tuesday morning that killed the birds inside and damaged property at two homes.
The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District said the fire, which was reported at 3:48 a.m., destroyed the coop and did extensive damage to a straw bale shed. It damaged the windows of the residence, along with a fence, deck and porch at an adjacent home at 201 N. 10th St.
Carbondale allows the raising of chickens by residents. Nearby Glenwood Springs is considering whether to do the same.