Approximately 6,000 chickens were killed in a Co Tyrone shed fire on the night of Sunday 13 September, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has confirmed.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on the Crosscavanagh Road in Dungannon at 10.37pm.

A spokesperson for the NIFRS said: “Firefighters worked hard in challenging conditions to prevent the fire spreading and used three jets to extinguish the blaze. The cause of the fire is believed to have been accidental ignition.”

Eight appliances from surrounding fire stations, including an aerial appliance, a water tanker and a command support unit, attended the incident.