Thousands of hens die in fire at upstate NY farm

2/17/2013 8:30 AM
By Associated Press

CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) — Fire officials are investigating a blaze that killed thousands of chickens at a Hudson Valley farm.

Albany's WNYT TV reports (http://bit.ly/12xLcff ) that firefighters arrived at Sunrise Farms in Catskill around 2 a.m. Sunday. Officials estimate that between 6,000 and 8,000 chickens died and one of the henhouses was completely destroyed.

The farm is owned by the Lasher family.


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