More than 20,000 chickens were killed in a barn fire north of Toronto on Thursday morning.

The fire occurred at a farm on Slaters Road, west of Warden Avenue, in Whitchurch-Stouffville at about 7 a.m.

Footage from Chopper 24 showed flames shooting out of the barn’s roof in multiple spots. The barn was destroyed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

With files from CTV Barrie reporter Heather Wright.

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