The cause of the June 30 fire at Bob's Turkey Farm in Lancaster, Massachusetts, has been determined, Public Safety and Security Department of Fire Services announced.
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Lancaster Fire Chief Michael Hanson found that the fire was caused by either "a mechanical or electrical failure" of newly installed propane-fueled heat lamp.
"This fire was a terrible blow to an area landmark raising turkey for New England's Thanksgiving tables," Chief Hanson said.
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7,000 turkeys were killed in that massive fire.