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Donations pour in after fire damages Hatch a Bird Farm – My Powell River Now

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The community is rallying around a family-run farm in Powell River.

Hatch a Bird Farm experienced a serious fire in many of their out-buildings over the weekend. 

The fire broke out early Saturday morning around 1:00am in the 6600 block of McMahon Avenue.

A 200ft by 50ft building was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived.

Deputy fire chief Rocky Swanson said the fire was caused by a faulty machine stored in the building.

No one was injured in the fire but some chickens were killed, but the damage was significant.

A storefront, tool shop, food storage shed, seed starter room, and one of the chicken coops were all completely destroyed, and a few of the greenhouses were severely impacted. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family rebuild. 

As of this afternoon, the page has generated $26,620 in donations and is closing in on its $30,000 goal.

“Peter and Helena (Bird) lost a majority of their farm tools, as well as freezers full of meat sold to locals, soil and seeds for…



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