Thousands of chickens killed in Limburg fire

Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons). Fire hose (Photo: Vitaliy Ragulin / Wikimedia Commons)

Around 23 thousand chickens were killed in a barn fire in Ospel, Limburg during the early hours of Thursday morning. The chickens could not be saved, the Limburg fire department said, ANP reports.

The fire started shortly after midnight in the barn of a company on Ommelpad. Firefighters managed to stop it spreading to two adjacent barns. No person was hurt. 

The cause of the fire is not yet clear.