These animal deaths seem to be never ending! On the bright side of this, it’s not an unexplained bizarre mystery like the other bird and fish deaths. On the bad side, that’s 17,000 dead chickens!! That’s a lot of poultry!! Hit the jump to read about the incident.
(FOX) -Â Fire officials in northern Virginia say an electrical short caused a blaze at a poultry house that killed 17,000 young chickens.
Media outlets report that the fire occurred outside Harrisonburg Monday night at a poultry house.
Rockingham County Fire and Rescue assistant fire marshal Mike Armstrong says most of the 4-week-old chickens died from smoke inhalation.
Armstrong says the fire inside the steel-framed structure was mostly out when firefighters arrived.