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Chicken House Fire Kills 24,000 Chicks

A chicken house in Live Oak caught on fire Wednesday night.

The $152,000 structure at Saavedra Farms, 240th Street, was destroyed, according to Suwannee County Fire Rescue.

The 24,000 two-day-old chickens inside, valued at $8,000, died.

Suwannee County Fire Rescue received the fire alarm at 10:50 p.m, according to a news release.

Crews worked through the night to extinguish the fire while protecting the other houses and propane tanks in the area.

There were no human injuries.

Marena is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.