Sunday, December 3, 2017

Fire Destroys Storage Unit at Turkey Farm in Walker Township

An explosion and fire destroyed a storage unit at a turkey farm Saturday afternoon.

Just after 3:00pm, Saturday, emergency personnel were called to Koch's Turkey Farm, located at 50 Zehners Crossing Road, Walker Township, near Tamaqua for a working structure fire.

Initials reports were the fire started with an explosion in the storage unit.

Multiple units responded from Schuylkill and Carbon Counties including a tanker task force.

Fire crews remained on scene into the evening hours.

No cause has been determined and no animals were harmed.

A State Police Fire Marshal has been called to investigate.

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