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Published September 30, 2011, 11:45 AM

About 9,000 turkeys killed in barn fire near Pelican Rapids

Pelican Rapids, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Fire officials say electrical issues might be to blame for a barn fire near Pelican Rapids that killed about 9-thousand turkeys.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Pelican Rapids, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Fire officials say electrical issues might be to blame for a barn fire near Pelican Rapids that killed about 9-thousand turkeys.

Firefighters worked to contain the Tuesday night blaze, but the building and its 9 thousand turkeys were a total loss. The turkeys were set to go to market next week.

Losses are estimated at up to 750-thousand dollars. The barn was located about 4 miles east of Pelican Rapids and is owned by Gorton Turkey Farms.

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