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Thousands of turkeys die in Lenoir County fire

Posted June 13, 2012 11:51 a.m. EDT
Updated June 13, 2012 11:55 a.m. EDT

A turkey house burned to the ground Wednesday in Lenoir.

— Firefighters estimated 7,000 turkeys died early Wednesday when fire destroyed a large turkey house off of Brothers Road outside La Grange. 

The building, a simple wooden frame with a tin roof, burned to the ground just before dawn.

No people were injured, and the cause of the fire had not yet been determined.