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Authorities: 83,000 Chickens Killed in Ohio Fire

Associated Press

May 17, 2011

VERSAILLES, Ohio – Authorities estimate that about 83,000 chickens were killed in a barn fire at a western Ohio egg farm.

WHIO-TV says about 70 firefighters were called out shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday to fight the fire near Versailles.

The barn is on a farm owned by Kissinger Brothers Poultry and was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. Fire officials say the barn was a total loss and estimate damage at about $1.5 million.

Authorities say the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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