Fire kills 6,000 chicks at Perdue research facility in Maryland
POCOMOKE CITY, Md. (AP) - Officials at Perdue farms say 6,000 chicks were killed in a fire at its research facility near Pocomoke City.
Spokeswoman Julie DeYoung says the fire broke out about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in two buildings on the campus. She says no employees were there because all had left at 2 p.m.
DeYoung says the facility does research on breeds, nutrition and feeding.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.