York & North Yorkshire

13,000 chickens die in Faceby shed fire

Map of North Yorkshire showing Faceby
Image caption The fire broke out at about 01:20 GMT

About 13,000 chickens died when a fire broke out in a shed in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters were called to the scene at Faceby, between Northallerton and Middlesbrough, at about 01:20 GMT.

Fire crews from Stokesley, Northallerton, Coulby Newham, Yarm and Middlesbrough helped tackle the fire.

A fire service spokesman said an investigation was due to be carried out later, but the fire is believed to have started accidentally.

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