Dungannon farm fire kills 6,000 chickens


The blaze took place in a large farm shed in Crosscavanagh Road, DungannonImage copyright
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Firefighters were called to the blaze in a large farm shed in Crosscavanagh Road, Dungannon, on Sunday night

About 6,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in County Tyrone.

Firefighters were called to the blaze in a large farm shed in Crosscavanagh Road, Dungannon, at about 22:35 BST on Sunday.

Eight appliances from fire stations in Dungannon, Pomeroy, Cookstown, Portadown, Lisburn and Dungiven were sent, including an aerial appliance.

Crews battled the flames for several hours and it is believed the fire started accidentally.

“Firefighters worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent the fire spreading and used three jets to extinguish the blaze,” the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said.

“Approximately 6,000 chickens were killed in the incident.

“The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition and the incident was dealt with by 02:33 on Monday.”

Last week, 2,000 pigs died in a fire at a farm in Kilkeel, County Down.



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