Fire has destroyed a barn containing thousands of young turkeys in central Minnesota.
The Stearns County sheriff's office says a passer-by reported the fire near Melrose early Wednesday.
Authorities say the barn, containing 17,000 young turkeys, is a total loss.
The owner estimates the potential loss at a half-million dollars.
Firefighters from Melrose and Sauk Centre put out the fire. The cause remains under investigation.