Thousands of turkey chicks killed in blaze

Fire engine
Fire engine

Thousands of turkey chicks have died in a blaze on a farm in North Antrim.

The fire started in a turkey house at a farm on the Shelton Road, Loughguile around 2.30pm on February 19.

The shed was approximately 900 sq feet in size.

Two fire engines were deployed - one from Ballycastle and one from Ballymoney. Four firemen wearing breathing apparatus were involved in the operation.

A spokesman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue service said they were investigating the cause of the fire but at the moment it is thought to be accidental.