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.