Thousands of chickens have died in a fire at a coop in eastern Connecticut that belongs to a major egg producer.
The company has operations in Bozrah, Colchester, Franklin, and Lebanon and is the largest egg producer in New England.
— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) April 26, 2016
On our way to fire at an egg farm in Lebanon. Smoke visible from almost 3 miles away. pic.twitter.com/6aRTCdAEWY
— Laura Roberts (@LauraLRoberts) April 26, 2016
More than 100 firefighters from towns around eastern Connecticut joined in the response. Water tank crews were shuttling water to douse the flames.
The Courant reports the farm has millions of birds producing eggs and a fire there in 1989 killed 216,000 chickens.
No injuries were reported among the farm's workers and firefighters in Tuesday's fire.