Ind. (AP) — An official says more than a million chickens died in a fire
that destroyed several large barns at a northern Indiana egg-producing
late Monday to the fire at Hi-Grade Egg Producers near the Wabash County
city of North Manchester. No people were injured.
Services President Bob Krouse tells WPTA-TV "to have over a million birds
die in a fire that we were unable to prevent is just unacceptable to us." He
says they plan to rebuild.
WANE-TV reports the
complex housed about 2.7 million chickens.
Winds helped spread the fire to multiple barns before it was brought under
control early Tuesday. Officials say firefighters from 22 departments
responded to the scene about 30 miles west of Fort Wayne. The cause is under