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NEW DETAILS: Major fire causes $3 million in damage in Charles City

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CHARLES CITY (KWWL) -

UPDATE:

Fire crews have determined what caused a massive fire in a Charles City building.

The Charles City Fire Dept. says an electrical wire began arching due to a malfunction, which sparked a fire at a building on the Zoetis property.

According to fire crews, there were roughly 6,000 chickens in the building at the time of the fire; the damage is estimated to be $3,080,000, according to a Zoetis representative. 
 

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Charles City Firefighters are working to put out a large fire. A viewer sent us photos of flames shooting out the building.
Fire crews say it's at Zoetis, an animal health company.  They do not believe anyone is hurt.
The cause of the fire remains unknown.

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