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15,000 birds saved after fire in Broughshane

Firefighters tackling blaze at commercial hen house

Around 15,000 birds were saved after a fire broke out at a large commercial hen house in the Broughshane area of Ballymena.

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 8:01am yesterday morning, Tuesday

10th October, and crews rushed to the scene of the blaze at Longmore Road, Aghafatten. One Fire Appliance from Ballymena, one from Carnlough and one Fire Appliance from Antrim were tasked to deal with the blaze.

The aftermath of a blaze at a commercial hen house

A NIFRS spokesperson commented:

"This morning, crews from Red Watch and on-call Ballymena, Carnlough on-call and Delta Watch Antrim attended a fire in a commercial hen house. Crews used breathing apparatus and foam jets to extinguish the fire. Well done to all involved as 15,000 birds were saved."

The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition. The incident was dealt with by 9.12am.

The aftermath of a blaze at a commercial hen house


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