An enormous late-night blaze at a commercial egg farm likely left thousands of chickens dead Saturday night near Cokato, Minnesota.
Fire crews responded to a call shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday night for the incident at a Forsman Farms facility in Stockholm Township, Minnesota.
Crews found heavy fire coming from a barn housing chickens and manure.
The main building involved in the fire was significantly damaged and there was light damage to a neighboring building, deputies say.
And the “accidents” at food processing facilities just keep on going like the energizer bunny..I mean someone needs to do a segment on this & connect the dots here..https://t.co/xPJV5C3iAO
— Chris Chris (@dedly_storm) May 30, 2022
Video footage posted online shows shows massive flames shooting from the building late Saturday night.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office estimated that there were likely 200,000 chickens in the barn when the fire broke out.
Fox 9 reported:
It’s unclear exactly how many chickens were killed in the fire but the Wright County Sheriff’s Office says there were estimates of 200,000 chickens inside the building when the fire broke out. However, deputies couldn’t say how many of those chickens perished in the fire.
The investigation into the fire is ongoing, but deputies say there doesn’t appear to be any criminal activity involved in the blaze.
Forsman Farms’ website shows it specializes in egg production, selling 3 million eggs per day. However, Forsman Farms has at least one other facility further east in Howard Lake.
In a statement to FOX 9, a company spokesperson writes:
“Overnight, a fire destroyed one of our barns at our Howard Lake farm. No one was injured and we are grateful that first responders were quickly on scene to put out the fire. Unfortunately, chickens were lost because of the fire. We are evaluating the extent of the damage – which appears to be confined to a single structure – as well as investigating the cause of the fire.”
I may be wrong, but there is just no way this is all a coincidence…
There is an engineered collapse of America, and it is manifesting in every single crisis we are seeing unfold in the country. Soaring inflation, international tensions, and the push for a 3rd world war are just some of the features of the collapse.
And now we have incoming food shortages. We have been bringing you reports of over 20 food distribution centers or processing plants which have been destroyed or seen significant damage in a very short amount of time.
The latest food plant experiencing these issues is Rembrandt Enterprises, owned by the tech billionaire Glen Taylor, the plant recently killed over 5 million chickens and fired most of the staff in response to an alleged avian flu outbreak.
Taylor also owns the Minnesota Timberwolves, and animal rights protestors recently staged acts of protest against him at a Timberwolves game several days ago.
Here’s what we currently know:
This is the bird migration map prior to the #avianflu outbreak at Rembrandt Enterprises. An outbreak 7 years ago resulted in 5.5 million birds being killed en masse and just last month 5.3 million were killed. They got $11.3 million in subsidies. How much will they get this time? pic.twitter.com/ekj2K1czn5
— Our Honor (@OurHonorVets) April 27, 2022
#AnimalRights activist Sasha Zemmel was tackled to to floor + arrested protesting #Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor for animal cruelty, she wore a jersey with 5.3, for the 5.3 MILLION chickens killed at Rembrandt Enterprises, an Ohio egg farm Taylor owns.https://t.co/grYPKJ9qF6
— gruntvegan (@gruntvegan) April 26, 2022
The Guardian had more on the story:
Overnight, the factory had begun slaughtering more than 5 million chickens using a gruesome killing method after detecting a single case of avian influenza.
Even supervisors were assigned to the arduous task of dragging dead hens out of packed cages as Rembrandt Enterprises raced to contain the spread of the virus amid the largest bird flu outbreak in the US in seven years.
The culling has been repeated at chicken and turkey farms across Iowa and 28 other states from Maine to Utah.
More than 22 million birds have been killed in an attempt to contain the outbreak – the majority in Iowa, the US’s biggest producer of eggs. The slaughter of 5.3 million hens at Rembrandt is the largest culling at any factory farm in the country.
5.3 million chickens killed following an outbreak of “highly pathogenic avian influenza." It occurred at Rembrandt Enterprises, an Iowa factory egg farm owned by Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. #Protest #Timberwolves
— Juan Meza (@Juan_meza187) April 24, 2022
Tell me this is not planned scarcity…There have been dozens of fires at food plants over the past 6mos!
US egg factory roasts alive 5.3 million chickens in avian flu cull – then fires almost every worker – The Guardian https://t.co/eKsYDYCTpz
— Kismet (@mekismet) April 28, 2022
In response to this, animal rights activists staged a small protest at a recent Timberwolves game, according to The New York Post:
According to the animal rights group, “She attempted to whistle to stop play as she approached Taylor at his courtside seat, to issue a ‘technical foul and ejection,’ along with a ‘fine’ against Forbes’ richest billionaire in Minnesota.”
This is the third protest at a Timberwolves game orchestrated by the organization.