Monday 18 December 2017

Thousands of turkey chicks die in a fire on Irish farm

Two fire engines were deployed
Two fire engines were deployed

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.

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