Perdue Farms Pocomoke City fire: Maryland poultry research facility catches fire

Fire killed thousands of chicks

POCOMOKE CITY, MD - Fire killed thousands of chicks at a Maryland poultry plant.

The Daily Times reports It happened Wednesday at a Perdue Farms research facility in Pocomoke City.

Fire officials told the Daily Times two buildings burned, with the smoke and flames killing about six-thousand chicks.

No employees were on the site at the time.

The fire's cause is under investigation.