Suffolk barn fire kills about 70 rabbits, barn completely destroyed

Posted at 7:45 PM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 19:45:09-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire & Rescue crews responded to a barn fire on Friday.

Officials say crews responded to the fire in the 700 block of Buckhorn Drive after officials were notified at 5 p.m.

When crews arrived on scene, smoke and fire was seen coming from a detached barn on the property that was housing about 70 rabbits. Officials say all the rabbits passed away as a result of their injuries. There were no additional injuries reported.

The fire was marked under control at 5:45 p.m. The barn was completely destroyed, and a home on the property suffered minor heat damage, according to officials.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.