Thousands of chickens die in rural Indiana fire

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WARSAW, Ind. (AP) — Thousands of chickens have been killed in a fire on a northern Indiana farm.

WSBT-TV reports 65,000 chickens died in a fire that broke out at Egg Innovations early Monday morning. The Atwood Fire Department responded to the Warsaw business around 5 a.m.

Firefighters say no employees were harmed, but the building that housed the chickens was also destroyed.

The chickens were about four weeks away from laying eggs.

Officials say they are still investigating the cause of the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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