ARLINGTON, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Crews from several different fire departments were called out to a huge fire at Hickman's Family Farm in Arlington early Saturday afternoon. Arlington is about 50 minutes west of Phoenix.

According to a Hickman's Family Farm spokesperson, about 165,000 egg-laying hens died when two of the 10-lane barns burned. 

The Buckeye Valley Fire District, the lead agency, said at least 60 firefighters were on the scene.

One person, a farm worker, has been taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. He is in stable condition, the Buckeye Valley Fire District told Arizona's Family.

In addition to the Buckeye Valley Fire District, the Arizona Fire & Medical Authority, City of Buckeye, Goodyear, Avondale, and Harquahala Fire District all sent crews to Hickman's Family Farm.  

Arizona’s Family has a crew on the scene and will update this story as we learn more.


Copyright 2021 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.