A large fire is burning at a poultry farm south of Ionia.
The fire is in the area of M-66 and Portland Road in Berlin Township. Ionia County dispatchers didn’t confirm which farm was involved, but Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is in that area.
Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch is the largest egg producer in Michigan and the 13th largest in the United States. The farm has six million laying hens.
Dispatchers say the fire sparked in a back barn. It’s unclear if there were any animals inside.
There are no reports of injuries.
A stretch of Portland Road has been shut down while multiple fire crews are on the scene.
We have a crew headed to the scene and this story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.