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Fire destroys building at Schuylkill turkey farm

WALKER TWP., Pa. - Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed part of a landmark turkey farm.

A plume of smoke could be seen for miles as numerous fire companies mobilized a tanker task force to contain a fire at Koch's Turkey Farms in Schuylkill County.

The fire broke out around 2:50 p.m. Saturday in one of the two-dozen buildings spaced closely together at the farm off of Route 443 in Walker Township.

The flames quickly spread throughout the building but firefighters were able to contain it to one structure.

We're told there were no animals in the building.

The state police fire marshal is investigating.

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