A barn became completely engulfed in flames just after 10:30 p.m., according to the Stratham Fire Department. Mutual aid was called in from multiple towns.
Seacoast Online reports that about 300 chickens were killed in blaze, but three goats managed to escape unharmed.
“Everyone is safe, our family is safe! Thank you to everyone for the kind words and most importantly thank you to all of the fire fighters that put themselves on the line to keep everyone,” Scamman Farm wrote in a Facebook post following the fire.
Stratham Fire Department has yet to determine the cause of the fire.
The farm house was first built in 1776. Doug and Stella Scamman purchased it and the surrounding land in the 1970s, and it has remained in the family ever since.
(Photo: Stratham, N.H. Fire Department)