Thousands of chickens die in Abbotsford barn fire
Firefighters were called to the property on Ross Road around 1 p.m.
Fire officials continue to investigate cause
Tens of thousands of chickens have died in an Abbotsford, B.C., barnfire.
Firefighters were called to the property in the Ross Road area around 1 p.m Tuesday. They arrived to find the two-storey barn fully engulfed by "flames from one end to the other."
Assistant fire chief Ron Hull said there were around 25,000 chickens inside.
"It is a loss to the farmer and there's a time frame for getting the farm back up and running, so it is a fairly big loss for the owners of the farm," he said.
Hull said crews were able to stop the flames from spreading to a second barn, which likely would've burned down as well, given the hot, dry weather.
The assistant fire chief said the Abbotsford Fire Department continues to investigate how it started.