Search

Farmyard blaze kills 1,200 partridges

PUBLISHED: 13:32 02 June 2020 | UPDATED: 13:32 02 June 2020

At a property on Cucumber Lane, in Beccles, a pheasant shed was found burning near gas canisters, in a blaze which the emergency services tackled for longer than an hour. Photo: Google Maps

At a property on Cucumber Lane, in Beccles, a pheasant shed was found burning near gas canisters, in a blaze which the emergency services tackled for longer than an hour. Photo: Google Maps

Archant

More than 1,000 partridges died on Tuesday morning after an accidental fire at a farm on the county border.

Fire crews were called to a property in Beccles shortly after 4.50am on Tuesday, June 2 after reports of an accidental fire.

You may also want to watch:

At a property on Cucumber Lane, in Beccles, a pheasant shed was found burning near gas canisters, in a blaze which the emergency services tackled for more than an hour.

“A five by 10 metre shed was completely destroyed in the fire. The shed was housing partridges, with 1,200 of the birds deceased,” a spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said.

The service said despite their use of hose reels: “the building was completely destroyed in the fire.”

They added gas canisters were being housed near to the pheasant shed, which crews moved while monitoring the blaze to ensure it did not spread before leaving the scene at 5.55am.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Beccles and Bungay Journal. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Beccles and Bungay Journal