Thousands of chickens killed as NIFRS tackle large shed fire at Northern Ireland farm

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service attended a blaze at a farm in Co Fermanagh today, but were unable to save 16,000 chickens who died as a result of the fire.

Sunday, 10th October 2021, 6:08 pm
Firefighters faced difficult conditions at the farm

Firefighters were called to the farm shed fire at Marble Arch Road in Belcoo at 7.30am this morning.

A spokesperson said: “A water tanker and appliances from Belleek, Enniskillen and Irvinestown stations attended the scene.

“Firefighters using breathing apparatus and water jets worked in difficult conditions to bring the large shed fire under control by 3.50pm.

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“Unfortunately 16,000 chickens were killed in the incident.”

They said an investigation into the cause is ongoing.

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