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Fire kills 4000 turkeys

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 12.08.2014 09:45
4000 turkeys were killed on Monday in a blaze at a farm on the outskirts of Gorzow Wieklopolski, western Poland.

Firemen extinguish the blaze at the farm in Gorzow Wielkopolski's Baczyna district. Photo: PAP/Lech Muszynski

15 units of the national fire brigade battled to bring the fire under control in the city's Baczyna district.

“Unfortunately, it wasn't possible to evacuate the animals,” commented fireman Bartlomiej Madry, in an interview with the Gazeta Wyborcza daily.

“We tried to do it, together with the owner [of the farm],” he added.

“The turkeys were afraid of all the people, and they ran towards the flames.”

It has been claimed that the fire broke out when a worker was carrying out repairs on the roof of the main building.

According to Bartlomiej Madry, the worker tried to extinguish the fire and evacuate the birds. He suffered light burns and was taken to hospital. Later, one firefighter was also hurt, but the injuries are not life-threatening. (nh)

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