“We weren’t able to even get close enough to open the door to see if we could get the chickens out,” Mullens told the television station.
The fire in North Carolina was ignited about 3:30 p.m. at a chicken house in Yadkinville, WXII reported.
Firefighters said one house was destroyed, but another one was saved, according to the television station.
Damage is estimated at $200,000.
Authorities believe the fires were unrelated, authorities said. No workers were injured at either location.