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Nearly 16,000 chickens killed in Caroline County fire

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Posted at 3:12 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 15:12:06-05

CAROLINE COUNTY, Md. — Nearly 16,000 chickens perished in a fire in Caroline County on Friday.

According to the Maryland State Fire Marshal, the fire which took an hour and a half to control was discovered by a passerby.

The fire took place on 3640 Pepper Road in Federalsburg and the estimated loss of the structure and its contents is around $200,000.

At this time, the cause is currently under investigation. If you have any information on the fire, contact the Upper Eastern Regional Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal at 410-822-7609.