Fire Destroys Delaware Poultry House, Killing 26K Chicks Lost

May 28, 2010

Delaware authorities say 26,000 birds were lost after an electrical malfunction caused a fire that destroyed a poultry house west of Bridgeville.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire started shortly before 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Officials say the chicks were only eight days old. Damage to the poultry house was estimated at $250,000.

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