"The first priority at all of our farms is the welfare and safety of our employees and our hens," Rob Knecht, vice president of operations at Konos, told WZZM. "We are thankful for the work of all the fire departments that helped today. Their quick actions kept our farm safe and we are eager to resume production tomorrow."
The farm housed 550,000 hens, MLive reported. There were two barns on the property and one was deemed "a total loss," according to the website.
The fire was completely controlled by 1 p.m., two hours after it was started, company spokesman Brian Burch told MLive.