10,000 Birds Killed In Virginia Turkey House Fire

SWOOPE, Va. (CBS Washington/AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire at a turkey house in Swoope that killed an estimated 10,000 birds.

Officials at Augusta County Fire & Rescue told CBS Washington that the cause of the fire, which reportedly blazed on for several hours, has not yet been determined.

Responding firefighters from multiple firehouses were allegedly on the scene until almost midnight.

The fire occurred Tuesday night. No injuries were reported.

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