On Saturday afternoon, a large fire broke out at an egg farm in Bozrah, Connecticut, requiring the assistance of numerous fire departments.
Fire departments from Colchester, Salem, Lebanon, and a number of other towns have all dispatched firefighters to the location to put out the fire as of this writing.
We have CFPA members Linda Akerman (@FyrwmnLinda) and Rob Ladd (@NlcFire) on scene of a 3-alarm fire at an egg farm in Bozrah, CT. Rob Ladd reports a 100×400 chicken coop well-involved with exposures#fire #structurefire #3alarmfire #bozrah #breakingnews pic.twitter.com/u1aSrMM4uI
— CT Fire Photo (@ctfirephoto) January 28, 2023
According to the Colchester Fire Department, the extensive fire has even resulted in water problems, and extra water trucks are being dispatched to the scene.
Nobody appears to have been wounded or trapped inside the chicken coop where the fire began as of yet.
It is yet unknown what started the fire.
Multiple fire departments are responding to a massive three alarm fire at Hillendale Farms where thousands of chickens produce eggs with thick smoke can be seen miles away pic.twitter.com/jqTxn4aBsz
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) January 28, 2023
Eggs are a staple that have been simply and reasonably priced purchased from grocery stores and stocked in kitchens for decades, but they have recently become more difficult to find or significantly more expensive. The number of egg cartons that customers may purchase in several locations across the US is restricted.
One of the causes of the unexpected shortage is the bird flu outbreak, which began last year and has since killed millions of birds, both poultry and wild birds, in a dozen different nations. According to the Department of Agriculture, more than 58 million birds in 47 states in the US have been impacted.
But in addition to inflation and the rise in the price of gasoline and diesel last year, supply chain delays have also contributed to the present nationwide shortage. The average price for a dozen eggs in US cities peaked in December at $4.25, $1.78 higher than it had been a year earlier.