Cheshire firefighters tackle huge turkey farm blaze thought to be arson

Photo: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service
Photo: Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service

A huge farm fire has hit a Chester turkey coop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (27 June).

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service tackled the blaze at Mill Lane Farm in Willaston after a coop was caught on fire.

Fire crews were called to the poultry farm about 12.25am on Tuesday morning.

Cheshire Police are treating the incident as arson. They have confirmed the blaze is being investigated with the area treated as a crime scene.

Cheshire Fire tweeted: "Ongoing: Firefighters have been tackling a fire involving a turkey coop on Mill Lane, Willaston. No animals involved."

A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “It is believed that this fire may have been started deliberately. If anyone knows who may have started it then please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Insurance company NFU Mutual has warned of the increasing threat to farms from both accidental fires and from arson attacks.