A massive fire broke out at a chicken farm in Connecticut. The fire resulted in the death of over 100,000 chickens, a particularly alarming number as egg prices continue to rise in the United States.
As reported in detail by WFSB over the weekend, the fire took place Saturday at Hillandale Farms in Bozrah and became a three-alarm blaze that required a number of local agencies to respond. The farm workers tried their best to save the chickens, but due to the intensity of the fire, it was not possible to rescue all of them. The local fire department arrived at the scene and managed to bring the fire under control after several hours of intense effort.
Multiple fire departments responded to a massive fire at Hillendale Farms in Connecticut.
Hillendale is one of the largest suppliers of chicken eggs where an estimated 100,000 hens have died. pic.twitter.com/mtqGnumtm2
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Although no injuries were reported in connection with the fire and 13 other chicken houses were said to have been saved from destruction, this tragic event has also raised concerns about the safety measures in place at chicken farms across the country. Many are calling for stricter regulations to ensure that such incidents do not occur again in the future.
The chickens were the main source of income for the farmers, and their loss will have a significant financial impact. The farmers are now working with insurance companies to assess the damage and see what can be done to rebuild the farm.
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