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Massive Chicken Coop Fire Near Gratz

Fire crews from western Schuylkill County got dispatched to a massive chicken coop fire near Gratz Thursday afternoon. Crews remain on the scene of the fire as of 4:15 p.m.

Check out this massive plume of smoke snapped by Lykens Fire and posted to their Facebook page.

The smoke from the chicken coop fire could be seen in Erdman.

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Details are scarce at the moment. We’re looking into what chicken facility this is.

These huge chicken facilities often contain thousands or tens of thousands of chickens.

Earlier this year, a massive chicken coop fire just over the Berks County line in Shartlesville. In that blaze, at least 26,000 chicken died.

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