Virginia Turkey House Fire Kills 10,000 Birds

Fire happened Tuesday night

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011  |  Updated 2:36 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Virginia Turkey House Fire Kills 10,000 Birds

Getty Images

advertisement

Authorities are investigating a fire at a poultry house near Swoope that killed at least 10,000 turkeys.

The fire occurred Tuesday night at Hilltop View Farm in August County, near the Shenandoahs. Owner Jim Ruleman tells WVIR-TV that he discovered the fire when he went to the building to investigate an exterior light that was out.

The fire caused at least a half-million dollars in damage. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire hasn't been determined.
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out