ASHLAND, Ohio- Twenty-two thousand chickens died in a barn fire in Ashland County Monday morning according to News 5 Cleveland. 

The fire broke out at the egg laying facility on Township Road 608 just north of Savannah at 11:27 a.m.

Six fire departments responded to battle the fire.

All the chickens inside the barn died. The 500-foot-long barn was completely destroyed.

The owner of the barn said he did not have insurance. The barn had only been in use for about a year and a half.

Smoke could be seen as far as seven miles away, in Ashland.

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