Knox County egg farm building erupts in flames

The fire was so intense a National Weather Service satellite detected its heat, a meteorologist said.
Nsp Fire Photo

(Photo Courtesy: Nebraska State Patrol)

BLOOMFIELD, Neb. (AP) — An egg farm building went up in flames and thousands of chickens died outside a small town in northeast Nebraska, authorities said.

No employees or firefighters were injured Thursday evening by the fire at the Michael Foods facility, authorities said. It sits a little less than 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) west of Bloomfield in Knox County.

The fire was so intense a National Weather Service satellite detected its heat, a meteorologist said.

Bloomfield City Councilman Steve Barney said Michael Foods has about 20 barns at the site and about 4 million chickens. Councilman Ray Lush said people took food and drinks to the Bloomfield fire hall to help sustain the firefighters.

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