The fire at the former Flemings poultry factory in Ballymoney has now been declared a major incident.
The fire which was first reported around 4:30 pm continues to rage through the derelict factory premises this evening.
Fire appliances from across the district and further afield. Including aerial platforms are in attendance at the incident with around 100 firefighters continuing to tackle the significant blaze along the Ballymena Road, Ballymoney.
A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Fire and rescue service has said: “Firefighters from across Northern Ireland are currently tackling a major fire at industrial premises, previously known as Fleming Poultry, Ballymena Road, Ballymoney.
“Currently over 100 firefighters, including 9 Officers, 15 pumping appliances and 10 specialist appliances are on scene dealing with the incident.
“Northern Ireland Fire Rescue Service (NIFRS) have declared this a ‘Major Incident’ and have put arrangements in place to maintain emergency response cover across Northern Ireland.
“NIFRS are asking local residents to remain in their homes and to keep doors and windows closed.”
it is also understood that a local council facility may be on standby to open if required.