About 100,000 chickens die, coop destroyed in blaze at Bozrah egg farm

More than 20 fire fighting crews from across the region battled a massive blaze at an egg farm in Bozrah on Saturday, fire officials said.

The Salvation Army was on scene Saturday and said that about 100,000 chickens may have died in the blaze, according to multiple media reports.

A chicken coop measuring about 50 feet by 400 feet went up in flames at Hillandale Farms on Saturday afternoon, according to Norwich fire officials, who responded to the scene for mutual aid along with firefighters from Salem, Lebanon, Griswold, Preston and several other fire districts.

Huge, smoky clouds billowed from the farm, located at 17 Schwartz Road, as crews fought the three-alarm fire for hours, according to officials.

One chicken coop was lost, but several others were saved in the fire, according to reports.

No injuries were reported in the fire.