Fire Breaks Out At Warwick, Md. Poultry Farm

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(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

WARWICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a large wind-swept fire has ripped through a poultry farm in Warwick, burning buildings and drawing more than 150 firefighters.

Cecil County officials say the fire broke out about 7:30 p.m. Monday at the ISE America farm on Sassafras Road, and was brought under control about 11 p.m. At least 10 fire companies from Maryland and Delaware responded to the blaze.

Officials say four wood-framed chicken coops were affected, and the damage was estimated at $700,000. The blaze spread to a third building at an egg farm.

Maryland state fire officials say one firefighter was taken to a hospital for a possible broken wrist.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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