Family: 7,000 baby turkeys killed in barn fire

LANCASTER, Mass. (AP) – A Massachusetts family says that about 7,000 baby turkeys have perished in a barn fire in Lancaster.

A state fire marshal spokeswoman says no one was injured in the Thursday night fire at the breeding farm.

Jennifer Miner, the daughter of one of the owners of the family-run Bob’s Turkey Farm, tells The Boston Globe that the fire started in one of the barns at around 6 p.m.

Michael Hanson, of the Lancaster Fire Department, tells WCVB-TV the building was fully involved. Fire officials say they had problems with a fire hydrant in the area, but it wouldn’t have made a difference due to the intensity of the flames.

The family farm owners say it’s a devastating loss for the company.

The fire remains under investigation.

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