Poultry Barn Fire Kills Thousands of Chickens

A large fire at a poultry barn in the RM of Elton killed about 8,000 chickens Wednesday afternoon.

RCMP say the fire at Hillside Hutterite Colony — about 16 km northeast of Brandon — started at around noon.

The damage caused is estimated at more than $500,000, but luckily there were no human injuries.

RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner continue to investigate.