Thousands of turkey chicks die in a fire on Irish farm
Thousands of turkey chicks have died in a fire in Co Antrim.
It happened at a farm on the Shelton Road, Loughguile - north of Belfast - yesterday.
The shed was approximately 900 square feet in size.
It is understood there were 7,500 chicks in the building at the time and a significant number of them died.
Two fire engines were deployed - one from Ballycastle and one from Ballymoney.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS)received the call at 14.44 and the blaze was brought under control by 16.25pm.
A spokesman for NIFRS said they were investigating the cause of the fire but at the moment it is thought to be accidental.