Overnight blaze kills thousands of turkeys


    More than 5,000 turkeys were killed in an overnight barn fire in Centre County, officials said. (Miles Twp Fire Company)<br>

    More than 5,000 turkeys were killed in an overnight barn fire in Centre County, officials said.

    Miles Township Fire Chief Eric Miller said the fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    Miller said a malfunctioning heater started the fire.

    He said 5,400 turkeys were killed in the blaze and the barn was a total loss.

    It took fire crews about three hours to put out the fire, Miller said.

    No injuries were reported.

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