BOZRAH, Conn. — Fire crews responded to a massive three-alarm fire at an egg farm in Bozrah on Saturday afternoon.
Bozrah Volunteer Fire Co. said that at approximately 1:08 p.m., they were dispatched to Hillandale Farms at 17 Schwartz Road for a possible fire involving a chicken coop. The first unit was on scene at 1:16 pm and confirmed a working fire in a 50’ x 600’ operating coop.
After approximately 4.5 hours with the help of 16 surrounding departments and more than 100 firefighters, the fire was brought under control with no injuries to any civilians or firefighters.
The fire is now under investigation by the Town of Bozrah Fire Marshal.
The Norwich Firefighters Local 892 posted a video of the scene on Facebook and said that they were also on the scene of the three-alarm chicken coop fire.
The Salvation Army on the scene confirmed with firefighters that 100,000 chickens died in the fire.
The Salvation Army that crews would be staying on the scene for a while to help the firefighters.
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