‘Electric’ sparked a blaze at Blackburn poultry farm

First published in Blackburn

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at a chicken shed in Blackburn.

The 100m by 25m timber shed at Knuzden Brook Poultry Farm, in Haslingden Old Road, is believed to have caught fire after an electrical fault caused a spark, which spread to the structure’s thick insulation.

Blackburn watch manager Damian Hartley said breathing apparatus, ventilation units and jets were used to extinguish the flames on Monday evening.

He said: “Around 20 square metres of the shed were damaged by the fire.

“There were no chickens in the shed at that time and the electrics were isolated.

“The farmer was at the scene and he was grateful that there was nobody in the shed.”

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11:00am Wed 4 Apr 12

harrythehamster says...

A chicken shed in Blackburn? I couldn't have been Deadwood Park could it?
A chicken shed in Blackburn? I couldn't have been Deadwood Park could it? harrythehamster
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11:01am Wed 4 Apr 12

harrythehamster says...

A person said they were glad that nobody was in the shed att he time.A typical home game then?
A person said they were glad that nobody was in the shed att he time.A typical home game then? harrythehamster
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