Fire kills thousands of chickens at Iowa egg farm

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

Reports say 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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