WILLARDS, Maryland — Officials say 19,000 2-week-old chickens were killed in fire in a chicken house in Wicomico County.
The State Fire Marshal's office says the first was reported about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in Willards.
WBOC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1JOb8TW) that about 45 firefighters battled the blaze for an hour before bringing it under control.
Damage was estimated at $320,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/