Fire Destroys Barn at S&R Egg Farm in Whitewater, WI.


In the early hours of Saturday, October 3rd a fire destroyed an empty barn on Coldspring Egg Farm B owned by S&R Egg Farm located midway between Whitewater and Palmyra, WI.  According to press reports, the five-alarm fire was initially handled by the Palmyra Fire and Rescue Department assisted by first responders from four adjoining counties. 

As with many fires on egg production complexes, the non-availability of water hindered control of the fire.  In addition to the barn, a large storage facility housing fertilizer was destroyed.  Fortunately, neither first responders, employees nor hens were impacted by the fire.  It is understood that the owners of the facility will replace the house on a complex with approximately 2.5 million hens.