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.

Thursday, 17th January 2019, 12:38 pm
Updated Friday, 18th January 2019, 12:34 am
Twenty chickens died in the fire. Pic: TWFRS

Firefighters rescued 130 chickens but 20 had died due to smoke inhalation.

Some of the damage. Pic: TWFRS

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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.

Sheds and chicken coops were destroyed in the blaze. Pic: TWFRS
A log burner has been blamed for the blaze. Pic: TWFRS