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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)

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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