The explosion at the home of Andrew Wordes, who’s known as the “Chicken Man,” happened around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Officials say marshals had been on the scene for about two hours to evict Wordes.
Officials didn’t immediately confirm the identity of the body found in the house. Calls to his Wordes’ home were’t immediately returned.
Officials say the cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.
Wordes gained notoriety in 2009, when city officials cited him for raising poultry in his backyard. He was sentenced to serve jail time late last year after authorities accused him of property code violations.