Huge Barn Fire Kills 14,000 Chickens

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A fire at Port Coquitlam poultry farm on Tuesday afternoon resulted in the death of 14,000 chickens.

When firefighters arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon, flames were pouring out of all sides of the commercial structure, leaving firefighters unable to get inside to help the chicks.

“They were in cages, so it didn’t matter whether we opened the doors or not; we weren’t going to be able to get them out,” Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kipps told CTV Vancouver.

Port Coquitlam poultry farm fire kills 14,000 chicks

A fire that broke out in a wooden barn on a poultry farm in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Tuesday afternoon left more than 14,000 chicks dead. When firefighters arrived on the scene Tuesday afternoon, flames were pouring out of all sides of the commercial structure, leaving firefighters unable to get inside to help the chicks.

 

PoCo Fire Chief Nick Delmonico said the blaze was likely started by a heater in the structure, however investigators are still trying to determine exactly how the flames spread.

14,000 baby chickens die in PoCo barn fire

PoCo Fire Chief said blaze appears to have been started by a heater Close to 14,000 baby chickens perished in a barn fire at a poultry farm in Port Coquitlam Tuesday night. PoCo Fire Chief Nick Delmonico said the blaze was likely started by a heater in the structure, however investigators are still trying to determine exactly how the flames spread.

 

 

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