Chicken coop was a total loss
AFD responded to a chicken coop fire this afternoon up a very steep incline on Station Road, bordering on the town of Belchertown.
Originally the box alarm indicated the structure fully engulfed and threatening the nearly residence, but Chief Nelson arrived first on scene to report that it was relatively a safe 30 or 40 feet away.
Just as the hoses were being charged, another fire alarm came in from Amherst College and engaged Engines 2 and 4. Thus at that moment four engines were engaged with pretty much the entire on duty staffing.
Engine 1 had primary
Engine 3 Student Call Force provided back up further down the hill
Once the water flowed the fire was quickly snuffed out