Log burner blamed for fire which killed 20 chickens on Sunderland allotments
Sparks from a log burner have been blamed for a fire which killed 20 chickens in Sunderland.
Firefighters rescued 130 chickens but 20 had died due to smoke inhalation.
The fire was caused by embers from a log burner and damaged sheds and chicken coops.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Service is urging people to take extra care when using log burners.
For safety tips, visit the brigade website.