20k baby chickens die in Pa. barn fire

    Firefighters say about 20,000 baby chickens have died in a central Pennsylvania barn fire.

    WHP-TV reports the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and quickly spread through the North Cornwall Township barn, causing it to collapse.

    Officials estimated damage at $500,000. They say the chicks were about five weeks old.

    No injuries to firefighters were reported.

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