Atwater Turkey Barn Burns 25 Nov 13

Atwater firefighters were assisted by neighboring fire departments in battling a fire in a turkey barn at the farm of Keith and Greg Langmo at the intersection of Kandiyohi County 4 and U.S. Highway 12, west of Atwater late Friday afternoon. 

According to the West Central Tribune, the fast-moving fire destroyed a turkey barn and the six-week old birds that filled it.

An employee at the farm had been in the building about an hour before the fire was discovered sometime before 5 p.m.  That employee was walking out of another barn at the site when he spotted heavy, black smoke coming from the barn.

The state fire marshal was called to the scene and is assisting in determining the cause of the fire.