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Fire tears through NCSU poultry science lab

Posted August 15

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— Flames tore through North Carolina State University's poultry lab early Monday morning.

Around 2 a.m., officials with the Raleigh Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at the Lake Wheeler Road Field Laboratory located at 4201 Inwood Road in Raleigh.

Crews arrived to heavy flames, and plenty of smoke lingered even after the fire was extinguished. Officials say the fire was contained to the lab's chicken and turkey unit.

The cause of the fire and extent of the damages are under investigation.


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  • scot30 Aug 15, 2:30 p.m.

    On the cafeteria menu for first day back to classes - baked chicken!

  • John Lobenstein Aug 15, 12:34 p.m.
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    At least it was only the chicken farm and NOT the Chicken Ranch .