Manitoba

Barn fire kills 8,000 chickens

About 8,000 chickens died Wednesday after a poultry barn on Manitoba Hutterite colony burned to the ground.

Chickens die in fire

CBC News: Winnipeg at 6:00

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A barn fire west of Winnipeg killed 8,000 chickens on Wednesday 0:38

About 8,000 chickens died Wednesday after a poultry barn on Manitoba Hutterite colony burned to the ground.

RCMP and fire crews from Brandon rushed to the Hillside Colony in the Rural Municipality of Elton at about noon.

There, they found the barn completely destroyed. The estimated amount of damage is more than $500,000, police said.

There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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