16,000 birds killed in Fermanagh farm fire

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a blaze which killed 16,000 birds on a poultry farm in Co. Fermanagh today (October 10).

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it was notified of the fire on the Marble Arch Road, Belcoo, at 7:26am.

A water tanker and crews from Belleek, Enniskillen and Irvinestown stations all attended the scene, with it taking more than eight hours to get flames under control.

“Firefighters using breathing apparatus and water jets worked in difficult conditions to bring the large shed fire under control by 3:50pm,” the spokesperson said.

Unfortunately, 16,000 chickens were killed in the incident. Investigation into the cause is ongoing.”

More to follow.