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4-alarm fire destroys barn at SE Wis. egg farm Submitted: 02/01/2014
LAGRANGE - Authorities are investigating a fire that went to four alarms and destroyed a barn at a large southeastern Wisconsin egg farm. The fire was reported at the S&R Egg Farm in La Grange in Walworth County around 7:45 p.m. Friday. The company says in a statement that one of its 14 barns at the site was a total loss, but no people were injured.

WISN-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1fwPS9U )an estimated 300,000 chickens were housed in the barn. The company did not provide a damage estimate or say how many chickens were killed. The company says it plans to rebuild the barn, while all its other barns remain in full production. S&R Egg Farm is a third-generation, family-owned business founded in 1958, producing up to 2 million eggs a year.


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