MELROSE, Minn. - Fire has destroyed a barn containing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.
The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says a passerby reported the fire near Melrose early Wednesday.
Authorities say the barn, containing 17,000 young turkeys, is a total loss.
The owner estimates the potential loss at a half-million dollars.
Firefighters from Melrose and Sauk Centre put out the fire. The cause remains under investigation.
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