17,000 turkey poults lost in Stearns County barn fire

  • Updated: December 6, 2012 - 7:12 PM

About 17,000 young turkeys were killed Wednesday in a barn fire in Stearns County, the sheriff's office reported Thursday.

The fire, which broke out on a property in Grove Township, was reported just before 4 a.m. Wednesday by passersby, according to Sheriff John Sanner. Firefighters from Sauk Centre and Melrose helped put out the blaze.

The barn was a total loss. The property owner estimated that the lost barn and turkey poults (young turkeys) were worth about $500,000, Sanner said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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