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Published December 07, 2012, 05:15 PM

Fire destroys a barn full of turkeys in Minnesota

Melrose, MN (WDAY TV) -- Fire has destroyed a barn, killing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Melrose, MN (WDAY TV) -- Fire has destroyed a barn, killing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.

A passer-by reported the blaze near Melrose. Authorities say the barn, containing 17 thousand turkeys, is a total loss. The owner estimates the loss at a half-million dollars.

Firefighters from Melrose and Sauk Centre put out the fire. The cause isn't known.

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