AROUND 6,000 chickens were killed in a fire last night at a large farm shed in the Galbally area.
A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said that, at 10.37pm yesterday (Sunday), crews were called to a fire at a large farm shed on the Crosscavanagh Road.
The spokesperson said, “Firefighters worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent the fire spreading and used three jets to extinguish the blaze. Approximately 6,000 chickens were killed in the incident.”
He added, “The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition.”
Eight appliances from Dungannon Fire Station, Pomeroy Fire Station, Cookstown Fire Station, Portadown Fire Station, Lisburn Fire Station and Dungiven Fire Station attended the incident, including an aerial appliance, a water tanker and a Command Support Unit.
“The incident was dealt with by 2.33am,” the NIFRS spokesperson added.