Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

August 3, 2022
Fassio Egg Farm fire

A pile of manure caught fire on July 30 at Fassio Egg Farm in Erda.

The call came in around 7 a.m. as a structure fire at the farm, located at 2800-3216 W. Erda Way.

When North Tooele Fire District officials arrived on the scene, they found a pile of manure near flammable materials on fire, according to Jon Smith, public information officer at NTFD.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames quickly before any damage was done.

No chickens, firefighters, or workers were harmed in the fire.

Grantsville Fire Department arrived on scene to help put out the fire, as part of a mutual aid agreement.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, according to Smith. 

This is the second fire reported at the farm.

In early September 2017, an employee noticed smoke coming from one of the chicken coops, which spread to a coop to the south through a connecting corridor.

Each coop housed around 120,000 to 150,000 chickens and it was later reported that as many as 300,000 chickens died in the fire.

The cause was later determined to be an electrical or mechanical issue with manure-handling equipment.

 

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