Thousands of Chickens Killed in Northern Iowa Fire

GALT, Iowa (AP) - Thousands of chickens have been killed in a fire at an egg farm in northern Iowa.

Mason City television station KIMT says the fire was reported Sunday at the Centrum Valley Farms' operation in Galt. Company officials say no farm employees were injured.

Centrum Valley Farms Chief Operating Officer Steve Boomsma said in a release that the fire began in a barn where about 75,000 hens were housed. Boomsma said that in addition to that loss, smoke from the fire resulted in the loss of a flock of 75,000 hens in an adjacent barn.

The fire cause is being investigated.
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