Devon farm shed fire kills 5,000 chickens

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Up to 5,000 chickens have been killed in a fire at a farm in Devon.

The fire at Ridgeway Farm, in Holcombe Rogus, near Tiverton broke out at about 12:15 BST and took two hours to bring under control.

Crews from Cullompton and Danes Castle, as well as Wellington in Somerset, were called deal with the blaze.

When they arrived the 40m-long shed was well alight. The shed was able to contain about 6,000 birds, the fire service said.

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