CHICAGO (CBS)– Officials responded to a 5-alarm fire at an egg farm in the Village of Grant Park.
Mussman’s Back Acres egg farm, located in Kankakee County, reported a chicken coop fire around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mussman’s is a wholesale egg distribution facility.READ MORE: IDES Kept Offices Closed While Many Struggled To Get Their Unemployment Benefits: What Really Happened Inside And Outside Those Walls
Officials say three buildings caught fire with chickens inside. A total of two buildings were lost.
Several chickens died, but the exact number is not yet known.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Lakeshore Flood Threat Continues
Emergency teams from at least 7 areas in the MABAS 19 Task Force, including Orland Park, Frankfort, Lockport, Palos Heights and others, responded in the rescue effort. At least three other emergency response divisions were requested on scene.
Kankakee County Sheriff’s Office says the fire is out and this case is still under investigation.MORE NEWS: Climate Change And Chicago's Lake Michigan Shoreline: What The Future May Hold And The Action Being Taken