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Fire destroys three barns in Dade City containing tens of thousands of chickens – Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida 2020-12-17 04:01:51 –

Dade City, Florida — Pasco County Fire Extinguisher is working to extinguish a large fire that destroyed three chicken coop barns early Thursday morning.

According to officials, an employee living in a Cal-Maine Foods property at 41040 Simpson Farm Lane in Dade City called around 1 am.

When the firefighters arrived at the scene, they demanded a second alert shortly after noticing the size of the fire.

The fire destroyed three barns, each with up to 80,000 chickens.

The crew is trying to protect the remaining five huts, but the building has collapsed and the propane tank has stopped, forcing them to fight the flames from an outside location.

“We strive to keep everyone safe.” Pasco County Fire Rescue Commander Shaun White said, “We are trying to fight a fire from outside the building.” There. “

Front-end loaders are available to support firefighting activities.

This part of Pasco County is rural and there are no fire hydrants nearby. Firefighters use tankers to pump water from three miles away.

Fire brigades in Hernando, Sumter, and Pork counties are assisting Pasco County fire extinguishers to contain and extinguish the flames.

Cal-Maine Foods is a producer of fresh eggs. The company accounts for about a quarter of US egg consumption.

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