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Friday, August 12, 2022

Fire at former poultry factory deliberate

Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) responded to a call-out at a former poultry factory in Ballymoney on Friday evening following reports of a fire.

The incident at the derelict factory – formally Fleming Poultry on the Ballymena Road Ballymoney – was reported at around 9:30 pm, with appliances from both Ballymoney and Coleraine responding.

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When contacted by the Ballymoney Bubble, a spokesperson for NIFRS said that Fire Officers dealt with a “small fire” inside the building, confirming it was a “deliberate ignition”.

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Quick response by fire crews ensured the fire was dealt with before it had a chance to spread.

Before the incident, there had been local reports of several youths sighted in the area, but these remain unconfirmed at this time.

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