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Barn, chicks lost in fire at game farm


TOWN OF GENESSEE (WKOW) – An overnight fire in Waukesha County has destroyed a barn and killed thousands of pheasant chicks.

Authorities say the fire at Wern Valley Pheasant Farm in the Town of Genessee started shortly before 3 a.m. on Tuesday.  The blaze destroyed one barn and damaged another.

According to our affiliate, WISN-TV, at least 20 area fire departments responded to the five-alarm fire.

The farm's owner says heaters were being used to keep the pheasant chicks warm.  Authorities say they are investigating that as a possible source of the fire.

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