Monday, March 13, 2017
Thousands of Chickens Die in
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The chicken farm on Keith Wilson prior to the fire.
orty firefighters responded to a Five-Alarm chicken barn fire in the 43000-block of Keith Wilson Rd. early last Wednesday.
Officials say the blaze erupted about 1:30am.
Any available equipment from five halls was thrown at the blaze, which did have some exposures. But it was all crews could do to prevent the flames from sweeping into adjacent buildings.
By the time the inferno was extinguished, the main building was a write-off taking with it 6500 birds.
Mike Bourdon, CRM Assistant Fire Chief, Fire Prevention, said there were no firefighter or civilian injuries.
Bourdon, who also investigates fires, said the cause appears to have been accidental.
If you see a fire please call 911.
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