Turkey Barn Burns Thursday in Frazee

Turkey Barn Burns Thursday in Frazee Click to Enlarge

FRAZEE, MN--Thousands of turkeys were lost in a Thursday morning fire at a turkey barn in Frazee. Frazee Fire Chief Albert Doll says crews were on the scene for just under 12 hours after a worker at the New Life Farm on Frazee Road called in the fire just before 8:00am. Chief Doll says the fire was at Building 2, among other structures at the property. He says he was told the 40 x 400 foot building held between six and eight thousand adult turkeys. Chief Doll says fire crews from multiple agencies worked until around 7:00 pm to keep the fire contained to the one building and after hauling in between 45,000 and 50,000 gallons of water they were successful. No human was injured. The Chief says the fire is not suspicious but the state fire marshal is assisting with investigating the cause which is still unknown. Assisting the Frazee Fire Department at the scene were fire departments from Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake, Vergas and Perham, St. Mary's EMS, Frazee Rescue, Frazee Police, Becker County Sheriff's Office and the State Fire Marshal. New Life Farm, a company based in Perham, owns the property.

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