Thirty chickens and several alpacas died when a Libertyville barn caught fire Tuesday afternoon.
Libertyville Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Conner said the fire began at 1:12 p.m. at 14060 W. Old School Road -- a farm with numerous animals -- inside a barn. Farmhands moved several horses and goats out of the 40-foot by 40-foot barn, but 30 chickens in coops and several alpacas died, Conner said, correcting an initial report that said no animals had been killed. The cats who lived in the barn also escaped, he said.
Conner said the blaze did not hurt any humans at the scene, but it destroyed the barn.
Investigators have not yet determined a cause, he said.
Firefighters from seven departments battled the fire.