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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say about 600 chickens have died in a fire at a Connecticut farm.
Firefighters on Tuesday also rescued a man who was sleeping in a house about 25 feet (8 meters) from the burning storage barn and chicken coop.
Fairfield Assistant Chief Roger Caisse says the blaze at Little River Farm was reported just before 5 a.m.
Crews arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the structure that also contained stored fuels and propane tanks.
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Caisse says the homeowner told firefighters there were 700 chickens in the coop, but as many as 100 survived.
No people were seriously hurt.
The cause remains under investigation.
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