South Scotland

Blaze at Gretna poultry farm kills 3,000 chickens

Three thousand chickens have been killed in a major fire at a Gretna farm.

Firefighters spent about 10 hours at the scene of the blaze in an industrial farm building.

They were called to the developing fire at 04:05 and remained on the scene until about 14:30.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire Service said they tackled the fire with water jets capable of projecting water a considerable distance.

She said crews were deployed to the scene from Gretna, Annan and Langholm.

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service also mobilised an appliance from Longtown to help bring the blaze under control.

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