Massive Fire Destroys a Top Producing US Poultry Farm

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Wabash Valley Produce Farm, millions of eggs and 1.2 million chickens were killed.

The 60-year-old Wabash family Produce farm, Farina Farms near Marion, Illinois, lost millions of eggs and 1.2 million chickens to a massive fire on Wednesday night.

The property is in ruins and appears to be a complete loss. The cause is undetermined, but it is under investigation.

Wabash Valley is one of the top 25 egg producers in the country. The family company owns farms in three states and is the 21st largest egg producer in the country. Last year, it expanded into DuBois County and made a deal with Tyson Foods to sell eggs.

A rash of fires affecting the US food supply in recent years has caused concern. In late 2022 and early 2023, there were fires at dozens of farms and food-processing facilities across the US.

Tucker Carlson noted the large number affected.

There’s always insects and fake meat.

The fire was reported to the authorities at 6.30 pm local time, and more than 27 fire departments from the local area attended. The flames reached 15,000 feet at their height.
There were no human casualties.

The fire was so massive that it was spotted on radar between 12,000 to 15,000 feet high!”

Chief Luke Baker said the Beckemeyer Volunteer Fire Department alone transported nearly 30,000 gallons of water over 45 miles to help tackle the blaze.

“You can imagine the amount of water and manpower that was being used,” Baker commented.

It reignited Thursday, according to the Southern Illinois Fire Incidents, which monitored the situation. KMOV also reported the reignition.

It was “a devastating fire,” Jared Nelson Trucking LLC, one of the responders, said while also sharing pictures of the scene. “These pictures show a little glimpse of the magnitude of these flames,” the trucking company added.

“It’s heard [sic] to explain the sheer size of this operation and all the moving parts and straight dedication that went into bringing this fire under control,” the BVFD said.

 


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