PORT TREVORTON — A fast-moving fire destroyed a large poultry barn in Union Township on Wednesday, one day before a shipment of turkeys was due to occupy the structure.

Port Trevorton Deputy Fire Chief Derrick Cook said the 400-foot long building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters from several departments arrived at the Dundore Street farm following the 7:36 alarm.

The building collapsed as volunteers worked to put out the fire, he said. 

Cook was told by Colby Dietz that the building was empty and a shipment of turkeys was scheduled to arrive on Thursday.

Dietz declined to comment.

The building is a "total loss" and no cause could be determined, Cook said. 

It was a new structure built to replace a building that was heavily damaged during a heavy snowfall, he said.

Two smaller storage buildings near the burned-out barn were saved from being destroyed by flames, Cook said.

Responding to the two-alarm fire were volunteers from Port Trevorton, Dauntless Hook & Ladder, Fremont, Freeburg, Hummels Wharf, Shamokin Dam, Liverpool and Kreamer fire companies; DH&L EMS; Sunbury fire police and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

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