Posted: Thu 29th May 2014

Updated: Thu 29th May

24,000 Chickens Die In Marford Fire for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

The fire service have announced that a barn in Marford suffered 100% damage last night, killing 24,000 chicks housed inside.

Firefighters were called to tackle a fire in a poultry shed at Marford at 19.34hrs last night, Wednesday May 28.

Three crews from Wrexham, a crew from Johnstown, the Aerial Ladder Platform from Wrexham and the Incident Command Unit from Rhyl attended the scene to tackle the fire using breathing apparatus, hose reels and a main jet.


The fire caused 100% fire damage to the shed and the 24, 000 chicks housed inside sadly perished.

One male received burns to his face and arms and was transferred to hospital by ambulance for treatment.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, with initial findings indicating the fire was started by a fuel leakage from an industrial heater.

You can read our report from the scene last night here.

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