CULLMAN, Ala. (WIAT) — Update (9:28 p.m.):
The Cullman County Commission released the following statement Tuesday night:
The Cullman County Commission regretfully announces that numerous animals, many of which were fowl, rabbits, and canines, perished in a fire today on private property just off of Cullman County Road 1223. No estimate is available at this time as to the number of animals who lost their lives. A debt of gratitude is owed to the West Point, Vinemont, Battleground, and Falkville Volunteer Fire Departments for their valiant efforts to extinguish the fire. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.
Original: Officials believe over a hundred animals died in a Cullman barn fire Tuesday morning.
The fire began around 7 a.m. at a barn located at the intersection of County Road 1120 and County Road 1223. Multiple fire departments were called out to the farm.
Dogs, rabbits, and chickens were among the animals that died in the fire, according to Cameron Berryhill with the Cullman Animal Control Center.
Rescuers were able to transport about seven surviving animals to local vets for treatment.
The family that owned the barn has not commented on the fire, which remains under investigation.