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Thousands of hens die in fire at upstate NY farm

Fire officials are investigating a blaze that killed thousands of chickens at a Hudson Valley farm.
CATSKILL, N.Y. (AP) - Fire officials are investigating a blaze that killed thousands of chickens at a Hudson Valley farm. Albany's WNYT TV reports that firefighters arrived at Sunrise Farms in Catskill around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officials estimate that between 6,000 and 8,000 chickens died and one of the henhouses was completely destroyed.

The farm is owned by the Lasher family
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