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Shed fire near Uffculme kills 500 ducklings

Ducklings
Image caption There were 500 ducklings in the shed when the fire started

Five hundred ducklings have died in a fire at a poultry shed on a farm in Devon.

Four crews tackled the fire in the large building at Blackborough near Uffculme from 21:40 GMT on Thursday.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) said the shed was "100% damaged by fire".

Three propane cylinders were also inside but were checked with the use of a thermal imaging camera and deemed safe, the DSFRS said.

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