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Waverly fire destroys turkey shed

Waverly fire destroys turkey shed

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By: Jenn Schanz
jschanz@klkntv.com 

Rural fire crews from five different towns were called to a turkey farm near north 98th and Davey road in Waverly, after an observant neighbor saw smoke.

"Lots of big, black smoke going southwest. Hoping it wasn't the church, but got over the hill and saw it was a turkey shed," says Berneal Warner, who lives nearby. 

It happened around 9:30 Tuesday morning. The farm's owner wasn't home, but the Warner acted fast, and called for help.

"The people who live there across the road were working so there was nobody home, so I thought I'd better call in and call 911 because there are some propane tanks there," he says. 

Fire crews say they could see the smoke all the way from Air Park.

Luckily, there were no turkeys inside at the time of the fire, but officials say the building is a total loss. Fire Crews spent hours clearing debris of what's left of the shed, which they say was used mostly for tools and storage.

Neighbors say when it used to house turkeys, hundreds, if not thousands could fit inside. Officials say the cause is still unknown.

"As of right now, I walked with  the Fire Marshall, we don't have a definite idea now," says Asst. Chief of Waverly Fire and Rescue, Jared Rains. 

Aside from one fire fighter who suffered some minor heat exhaustion, no one was injured.
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