Firefighters Continue to Assess Damage After Large Fire at Bozrah Egg Farm

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More than 100 firefighters worked to put out a large fire at an egg farm in Bozrah on Saturday.

Firefighters said the fire was in a 50 foot by 600 foot operating chicken coop at Hillandale Farms on Schwartz Road.

Crews from 16 surrounding departments including Colchester, East Haddam, Salem, Gardner Lake, Lebanon, Franklin, Yantic and Sterling, Taftville, Montville, Oakdale and Lisbon and more than 100 firefighters total responded to the scene.

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According to Colchester Fire Department, there were water issues and more tankers were called.

There appears to be extensive damage to the chicken coop.

The smoke from the fire could be seen on Route 2 near exit 24.

Alex Lebon

It's unclear what may have started the fire.

The Salvation Army is on scene providing food and nourishment to first responders.

The Department of Agriculture said it has been in touch with the leadership at Hillandale. At this time, the DOA is not responding, but is continuing to monitor the situation.

No injuries were reported.

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