Another Food Facility Hit By Fire

A fire Saturday night at a Minnesota commercial egg farm likely killed thousands of chickens in the latest agricultural fire hitting the American food supply chain.

The fire occurred at an egg production facility belonging to Forsman Farms in Stockholm Township, with firefighters arriving on the scene shortly after 10 p.m.

First responders said the main building at the facility suffered significant damage with lesser damage to surrounding support buildings. The report prepared by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office indicated the fire originated in the large barn that houses chickens and stores manure.

The official report estimated that there were probably around 200,000 chickens housed in the barn at the time of the fire. The initial report did not indicate a likelihood of criminal activity causing the fire.

A Forsman Farms spokesperson confirmed that many chickens died in the fire, but no people were injured. The company said that the major damage was contained to the main building at the facility and it is investigating the cause of the fire.

U.S. News and World Report claimed in a “fact check” that all of the agricultural fires in the U.S. this year have been the result of accidents. The outlet cited a segment on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News in April in which Carlson hosted radio talk host Jason Rantz.

Rantz described the surge in fires “obviously suspicious” and said that they may be an “intentional way to disrupt the food supply.” The segment also reported the news of a plane crash at a Georgia facility of General Mills.

A Fox News statement following the Carlson segment said that the network only suggested that farm fire “incidents have been more frequent this year than in the past.”

A National Fire Protection Association spokesperson said earlier this month that the number of fires at farms this year “is not extreme at all and does not signal anything out of the ordinary.”

The corporate media has consistently reported that the unusual number of fires occurring at food production facilities throughout 2022 is nothing out of the ordinary. Any commenters who have questioned whether the number of incidents could affect the U.S. food supply chain have been dismissed as conspiracy theorists.