19,000 chickens die in Moore County farm fire

Fire at a farm in Moore County (Photo: WTVD)

MOORE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) — An electrical fire is blamed for the deaths of 19,000 chickens in Moore County.

The fire happened just after 9:30 on Thanksgiving night at Watts Auman Farm.

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Once firefighters arrived, they found one of the chicken houses on fire.

The farm had about 40,000 chickens and works with Perdue Farms, a giant chicken processing company.

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