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45,000 chickens killed in Lebanon County farm fires

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 8, 2015 2:58 AM
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(Fredericksburg) -- Authorities say more than 45,000 chickens have been killed in fires this week at two Lebanon County farms.

A fire early today at a Bethel Township farm destroyed a barn and killed about 13,000 chickens.

No people were harmed and fire marshals are investigating.

A fire Monday killed 32,000 chickens and caused an estimated $400,000 in damage to a chicken barn and fields at Neal Sensenig's farm in Heidelberg Township.

The blaze isn't considered suspicious.

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