Fire officials: 2,000 Hemlock Hill Farm chickens killed during barn fire

The fire broke out at Hemlock Hill Farm at around 9:15 p.m. last night. Fire officials say multiple 200-pound propane tanks stored in the barn

The fire broke out Thursday night at the

The fire broke out Thursday night at the Hemlock Hills Farm in Cortlandt. (Credit: News 12)

CORTLANDT - Thousands of chickens were killed after a well-known chicken farm in Cortlandt went up in flames.

The fire broke out at Hemlock Hill Farm at around 9:15 p.m. last night. Fire officials say multiple 200-pound propane tanks stored in the barn hampered their efforts to put out the flames. The tanks exploded and burned during the fire.

The farm lost 2,000 of its chickens due to the fire. No humans were hurt by the flames, officials say.

Fire officials say there is no word yet on how the fire started.

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