Fire causes $1.4 million in damage and kills 300,000+ hens at egg farm near Delaware line


A raging, windswept blaze destroyed three 530-foot-long henhouses and damaged another at a commercial egg farm in Warwick, Md.  on Monday night, causing at least $1.4 million in damage, fire officials reported. More than 300,000 laying hens also perished, according to Paul Fischer, senior project manager for ISE America Inc., which owns the farm at 605 Sassafras Road.

Warwick is about five miles from Middletown and 21 miles south of Newark.

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