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Knox County egg farm building erupts in flames

Posted at 12:03 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 13:03:49-05

BLOOMFIELD, Neb. (AP) — An egg farm building went up in flames and thousands of chickens died outside a small town in northeast Nebraska.

Authorities say no employees or firefighters were injured Thursday evening by the fire at the Michael Foods facility. It sits a little less than 3 miles west of Bloomfield in Knox County. The fire was so intense a National Weather Service satellite detected its heat. A Bloomfield city councilman says Michael Foods has about 20 barns at the site and about 4 million chickens.

The fire cause is being investigated.