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Minn. Barn Fire Kills Thousands of Turkeys

Posted at: 12/06/2012 10:54 PM

MELROSE, Minn. (AP) - Fire has destroyed a barn containing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.

The Stearns County sheriff's office says a passer-by reported the fire near Melrose early Wednesday. Authorities say the barn, containing 17,000 young turkeys, is a total loss.

The owner estimates the potential loss at a half-million dollars. Firefighters from Melrose and Sauk Centre put out the fire.

The cause remains under investigation.

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