Officials are investigating a possible arson Sunday night in Hospital Ground on St. Thomas that destroyed a series of chicken coops and the animals inside, according to V.I. Fire Services Director Daryl George Sr.

The fire was reported to 911 at 8:48 p.m. and firefighters from Hotel Company responded, George said.

- Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email scarlson@dailynews.vi.