Thousands of broilers are dead due to a poultry house fire

A fire on Monday killed 15,500 broiler chickens at a facility in Stanley, Virginia.

The chief of the town’s volunteer fire department said by the time crews arrived on the scene, the middle of the structure was on fire and spreading to both sides.

Chief Terry Pettit said firefighters did a great job in keeping the fire in that area, but damage to the poultry house and chickens is estimated at half a million dollars. The owner grows for Shenandoah Valley Organic and did have insurance.

The fire started in an area where gas enters the building.

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