Fried chicken averted in Elgin

Neighbors help Elgin resident Anji Schmittle put out a fire at her home on Alder Street while waiting for Elgin Rural Fire Protection District to arrive Tuesday, Oct. 27. Her chicken coop caught fire around 9:30 a.m. and burned for at least an hour before being put out. The cause of the fire is unknown, according to Schmittle. No chickens were harmed, but Schmittle said the coop and chicken supplies were destroyed and she is searching for temporary housing and supplies to take care of the animals.

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