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Coop fire kills Hilldale Hutterite chickens


Coop fire kills Hilldale Hutterite chickens

On Tuesday afternoon, a barn fire on the Hilldale Hutterite Colony north of Havre ended up killing all of the colony's nearly 7,400 chickens.

The colony's secretary, Andy Waldner, said that little could have been done.

"The barn just burnt down," Waldner said. "Seven thousand four hundred birds. All gone. The smoke took them before the fire could even get to them. You couldn't do nothing."

Waldner said that the St. Joseph Rural Fire Department got the call and responded. But when they arrived, there was little to do other than make sure the bl...

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