Nearly 20,000 Chickens Killed in Iowa Poultry Farm Fire

May 6, 2016 07:51 PM
 
Nearly 20,000 Chickens Killed in Iowa Poultry Farm Fire

Nearly 20,000 chickens have died in a fire at a northeast Iowa farm.

Fire officials say they responded Wednesday afternoon to a fire at S & C Organic Farms, northwest of Fort Atkinson.

Fire Chief Ron Franzen says firefighters were on the scene for almost five hours. The blaze destroyed the wood-framed building that housed 19,900 chickens, all of which died.

No people were hurt, and other buildings on the farm were not damaged.

The cause of the fire has not been determined as officials continue to investigate.

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