Chicken houses destroyed in ETX egg farm fire

Chicken houses destroyed in ETX egg farm fire
Amanda McLeroy Penny

POSTED: Monday, December 23, 2013 - 4:25pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:46pm

According to the Pittsburg Fire Department, two structures were lost as a result of a Monday afternoon fire at Texas Egg Farm in Camp County.

The farm is located on County Road 1120 a few miles southeast of Pittsburg.

According to Pittsburg Fire Chief Carl Carvey, crews responded to a report of a structure fire around 2:40 p.m., after a cutting torch sparked a grass fire at the farm and burned down two chicken houses.

Officials originally reported the fire was at Strube Egg Farm, which had been owned by Pilgrim's Pride in 2012, according to USDA documents.

Photo from Michael Bennett.

Texas Egg is located at 1522 County Road 1120 in Pittsburg. Categorized under Wholesale Eggs, current estimates show the company has an annual revenue of $20 to $50 million and employs a staff of approximately 20 to 49.

Officials tell KETK there have been no injuries reported.


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