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Fire Destroys Barn at WI Egg Farm

Updated: 02/01/2014 5:49 PM
Created: 02/01/2014 5:45 PM KAALtv.com

LA GRANGE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities are investigating a fire that went to four alarms and destroyed a barn at a large southeastern Wisconsin egg farm.
    
The fire was reported at the S&R Egg Farm in La Grange in Walworth County around 7:45 p.m. Friday. The company says in a statement that one of its 14 barns at the site was a total loss, but no people were injured.
    
An estimated 300,000 chickens were housed in the barn.
    
The company did not provide a damage estimate or say how many chickens were killed. The company says it plans to rebuild the barn, while all its other barns remain in full production.
    
S&R Egg Farm is a third-generation, family-owned business founded in 1958, producing up to 2 million eggs a year.

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