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on April 28, 2014

Atlantic Poultry barn fire causes losses of chickens, structure

At least half of the barn and the birds inside are lost in blaze at Nova Scotia poultry operation

A chicken breeder barn operated by Atlantic Poultry in Waterville, Nova Scotia, was heavily damaged by a fire that broke out late April 26. The cause of the fire, which killed at least 5,500 chickens, is under investigation.

According to, nine fire departments responded to a report of a two-story poultry barn on fire around 10:40 p.m. April 26. The crews remained on the scene until around 4 a.m. the following day.

The barn is about 300 feet long and had an estimated 11,000 birds inside. At least half of those birds were lost in the fire, according to a fire department spokesman.  About half of the barn was also destroyed by the fire. No other structures on the property were harmed.

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