6,000 turkeys die in Stearns County barn fire

Six thousand turkeys died in a barn fire in rural Stearns County early Thursday morning. 

Deputies responded to St. Martin Farm, Inc. northwest of St. Martin, Minnesota around 1:21 a.m. on a report of a structure fire. When they arrived, they found a 1000-foot turkey barns fully engulfed. 

Approximately 6,000 turkeys perished in the fire. Nearby businesses responded to the fire to help keep the other barns functioning property. Both the owner and manager of the farm were on scene to maintain the health of the remaining turkeys. 

The fire remains under investigation.