Nearly 3,000 turkeys die in fire at Indiana farm on Thanksgiving

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Picture from fire courtesy of WTHI

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ind. – A fire destroyed part of a turkey farm on Thanksgiving in Washington, Indiana, WTHI reports.

The Plainville Fire Department received a call about a fire at the Perdue Research Farm around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday.

When they arrived, one of the buildings was engulfed in flames. The building housed 2,700 turkeys all under a week old. All of the turkeys died in the fire. There were no human injuries.

Investigators believe the fire was the result of an electrical problem