Chicken Shed fire - 6000 chickens dead.

Fire engine devon and Somerset
(Last Updated On: March 24, 2014)

Fire appliances from Middlemoore, Sidmouth, Topsham, Danes Castle, Exmouth and Ottery St Mary, a water foam carrier from Exeter and incident command unit from Honiton are in attendance at a chicken shed fire at Perkins Village near Aylesbeare.

The building, measuring 50m x 20m is fully involved in fire.  Three ground monitors are in use and crews are assisting with moving cattle and other livestock to safety.

UPDATE: unfortunately 6000 Chickens did not survive the fire. Crews also removed 6 gas cylinders and cooled them. Fire crews are continuing to dampen down using 5 main jets and 2 ground monitors

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