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Explosion reported at home of Ga. 'Chicken Man'

Explosion reported at home of Ga. 'Chicken Man' who long fought to keep chickens on property By The Associated Press

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) ' An explosion has been reported at the home of a Georgia man who has long fought to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say they found a body in the residence.

WSB-TV reported that marshals were evicting Andrew Wordes, known as the "Chicken Man," on Monday when the explosion happened.

Roswell Fire Department spokesman Paul Piccirilli said firefighters found a body at the house but didn't confirm whether it was Wordes.

Wordes gained notoriety in 2009, when city officials cited him for raising poultry in his backyard. Supporters wore yellow T-shirts and "I Love Chickens" buttons to his court hearing. He was later sentenced to serve jail time late last year after authorities accused him of property code violations.

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