Massive Fire at Egg Farm in Connecticut: Reports

Massive Fire at Egg Farm in Connecticut: Reports
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Mimi Nguyen Ly

About 100,000 chickens may have been lost after a massive fire broke out at an egg farm in Bozrah, Connecticut, the Salvation Army said, according to reports.

Multiple fire departments responded to the fire on Saturday afternoon at the Hillandale Farms at 17 Schwartz Road.

Norwich Firefighters Local 892 listed about 20 companies that were dispatched, including Colchester, East Haddam, Salem, Gardner Lake, Lebanon, Franklin, Yantic, and Sterling, Taftville, Montville, Oakdale, and Lisbon.

The Norwich Firefighters Local 892 said that a 150-foot-by-400-foot chicken coop was reportedly “well involved.”

A Salvation Army canteen truck was on the scene, providing food. According to the Salvation Army, about 100,000 chickens may have died in the fire. It also said that no injuries had been reported.

The Epoch Times cannot independently confirm the estimate. It remains unclear whether other livestock or people were injured.

The Norwich Firefighters Local 892 shared a video on Facebook that showed thick plumes of smoke rapidly rising over the egg farm.
Thick smoke could be seen miles from the farm, according to other video posted online.

Fire crews remained on scene after the fire was put out to investigate the incident, according to local reports.

The cause of the fire is unclear at this stage.

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