On June 19, 22,000 chickens died in a fire in a 300-foot chicken house on McPhail's Chicken Farm in Townville, S.C., according to Upstate Today.

The chicken house fire was discovered about 10:30 p.m., but by the time fire officials were able to control the blaze, the chickens had been lost.

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Farm owner Floyd McPhail said he was using a generator because of a power outage earlier in the day, speculating the possible reason for the fire.

An investigation team will return to the farm June 22 to verify the exact cause of the fire.