Balasore: Around 2,000 chicks were killed after a massive fire broke out at a poultry farm in Gondibed village under Khaira block in Balasore district on Saturday.
Besides, properties worth Rs three lakhs were also reduced to ashes in the fire.
According to sources, the blaze irrupted at the poultry farm in the morning. Soon the villagers informed the local fire tenders and launched a firefight. Later, the fire brigades rushed to the place and doused the fame.
Meanwhile, the local residents demanded government aids to the owner of the farm.