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Nearly 2,000 chickens die in Ephrata outbuilding fire

EPHRATA, Wash. - Nearly 2,000 chickens died in an outbuilding fire in Ephrata Saturday night. 

Firefighters from Grant County Fire District 13 were returning home from a crash on Dodson Road when they saw the large outbuilding on fire. The structure was near Neva Lake Road and Railroad Avenue. 

D13 and Ephrata firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the blaze, which took about 20 minutes. 
Crews were able to save a few chickens, but nearly 2,000 died in the fire. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office. 



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