- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) - A heat lamp is believed to be the cause of a rural Wagner building fire that killed about 200 baby pheasants and other birds.

The Daily Republic reports (https://bit.ly/2rAWkdi ) that the Monday fire was in a building owned by a man who raises upland game birds such as partridge, quail and pheasants.

In addition to the baby birds that were killed, about 500 eggs were lost, along with three incubators and crates.

No people were injured in the smoldering fire that caused heavy smoke damage to the building.


Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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