Connecticut authorities are investigating the reason for a hearth at a big egg farm that burned for hours and killed a variety of chickens, fireplace officers stated Sunday.
The fireplace on the Hillandale Farms property in Bozrah was reported at about 1 p.m. Saturday and drew dozens of firefighters from the realm. Officers stated the blaze was extinguished Saturday evening. The trigger was not instantly clear.
John Manner, a security officer for the Bozrah Volunteer Hearth Co., stated the constructing that caught fireplace was massive — about 300 to 400 toes lengthy and two tales excessive — and housed an unknown variety of chickens.
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Manner stated Sunday that he couldn’t affirm native media experiences citing The Salvation Military that round 100,000 chickens have been killed.
Nobody answered the cellphone on the farm Sunday. Representatives at Hillandale Farms didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
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On its web site, Hillandale Farms payments itself as one of many nation’s prime egg producers, elevating over 20 million chickens for eggs. It has company places of work in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.