Fire destroys building at Saskatoon-area poultry farm

Fire has destroyed a building at a chicken farm near Saskatoon.

Estimated damage is $100,000

A building on a chicken farm near Saskatoon was destroyed by fire. (Rachel Bergen/CBC)

Fire has destroyed a barn at a chicken farm north of Saskatoon.

A call about a fire at West Coast Poultry, about three kilometres south of Martensville, came in around 8:20 a.m. CST, officials said.

The building was fully engulfed in flames and was lost, according to Ryan Cross, a captain at the Martensville Fire DepartmentFirefighters protected other structures in the area from damage. 

No chickens were killed in the fire. 

The fire commissioner has been called in to do an investigation. Martensville fire chief Dean Brooman said the estimated damage is $100,000. 

Martensville had two pumper trucks at the scene. The city of Warman sent a pumper and a tanker, while the town of Dalmeny sent a fire tanker truck.

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