BRYAN, TX – A devastating fire swept through a chicken farm in Texas, obliterating the chicken coop, with firefighters still battling the flames on Tuesday.
The inferno at Feather Crest Chicken Farm, owned by MPS Egg Farms, was captured in images shared by the Bryan Fire Department. The pictures depicted enormous flames and a colossal cloud of smoke.
The local sheriff’s office reported receiving a distress call about the fire on Monday evening, around 5 p.m. Multiple fire departments were still on the scene on Tuesday, working tirelessly to control the situation.
As of Tuesday afternoon, over 100 firefighters were still battling the fire, according to local authorities.
The firefighting efforts faced numerous challenges, including the farm’s remote location over 100 miles north of Houston. The absence of nearby fire hydrants forced the fire departments to depend on a water shuttle system.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Feather Crest Farms CEO, Sam Krouse, confirmed to local media that no human casualties occurred during the incident. However, two chicken houses were destroyed in the fire, one of which was occupied by chickens at the time.
Krouse expressed his gratitude for the swift actions of the team and first responders, who helped prevent further damage. He also lamented the loss of the chickens in the fire.