An estimated 1,000 chickens were killed in a pre-dawn fire at a poultry farm located in Purok-1, Capitan Juan, Lantapan, Bukidnon last Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Initial investigation revealed that a roving guard of the poultry farm discovered the fire while at around 2:30 AM of January 26, 2022 and farm workers exerted effort to put out the fire which they finally controlled at around 4:30 AM. However, some 1,000 parent stock chickens died during the blaze. Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Lantapan responded to the incident at around 5:45 AM and estimated the cost of fire damage at Php 500,000. Their initial investigation showed the cause of fire was due to faulty electrical wiring.