A weekend fire at an egg farm in northern Iowa’s Wright County has killed thousands of chickens. Officials with Centrum Valley Farms say the fire happened on Sunday at their operation in Galt.
Chief Operating Officer Steve Boomsma says in a news release that the fire started in a barn where about 75,000 hens were housed. Boomsma says in addition to that loss, smoke from the fire also resulted in another 75,000 hens being lost in an adjacent barn.
Fire officials continue to investigate the scene in trying to determine the cause.
(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)