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UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) Authorities say a fast-moving fire at a large egg farm in Ohio destroyed one large building and also killed hens in other buildings.
The blaze was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. at the Trillium Farms facility in Croton.
Chief Mike Richardson of the Hartford Volunteer Fire Department told the Newark Advocate that the flames destroyed one building that was about 300 feet long and damaged another.
He said all chickens were lost in one building and some chickens were lost in two other buildings due to exposure.
Company spokeswoman Hinda Mitchell called it “a terrible situation” and said the company was “devastated.”
CROTON, Ohio (AP) — A fast-moving, massive fire has erupted at a large egg farm in Ohio, but it wasn’t clear if any chickens at the site had been harmed.
The fire was reported shortly before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Trillium Farms facility in Croton, sending flames high into the sky.
Officials say it’s apparently burning in a front building at the site, not in the chicken coop buildings.
No human injuries were reported in the blaze, which has continued to burn for several hours while dozens of firefighters work to contain it. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.