100 turkeys die in SC fire

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WALTERBORO, S.C. — Colleton County authorities say 100 young turkeys died when fire broke out at a barn near Walterboro.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the fire started Sunday morning.

Annie Filion says more than 100 3-week-old turkeys were in the barn when the fire started. Only eight turkeys survived.

Filion says firefighters were able to prevent a nearby propane tank from exploding.

Colleton County Fire Rescue Chief Barry McRoy says nine fire trucks and 28 firefighters responded.

Investigators think the fire started when the turkeys knocked over a lamp into wood shavings being used for bedding.


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Chillen 12/06/11 - 09:49 am
Terrible way to go. Very

Terrible way to go. Very painful for the poor things.

InChristLove 12/06/11 - 10:47 am
Chillen, let's hope they died

Chillen, let's hope they died from the smoke before the fire. I can not stand the thought of an animal suffering.

Cadence 12/06/11 - 11:52 am
I scrolled down fearfully

I scrolled down fearfully expecting a lot of snide comments. I am so glad people have compassion for any animals that dies like this. It is a sad story.

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