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on November 15, 2013

Fire claims two poultry production houses in Texas

No chickens were lost in blaze on property operated by a Sanderson Farms grower

Two large chicken houses were destroyed by a fire near Calvert, Texas. The barns, which were empty at the time, were operated by a grower for Sanderson Farms.

The Robertson County Sheriff's Department told news reporters on the scene, the fire broke out just after 5 p.m. November 14 and spread to the two poultry production houses.

Six fire departments responded to the chicken farm fire, and firefighters had the blaze under control by 6:30 p.m., although they were on the scene well beyond then. The owners of the buildings were reportedly not present during the time of the poultry farm fire.

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