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Tractor believed to be cause of Adare shed fire

Emergency services attend a shed fire on Tuesday.
Emergency services attend a shed fire on Tuesday. Tom Threadingham

A tractor is believed to be the source of a large shed fire which occurred in Adare late yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called out to the property, located off Gatton-Esk Rd, at 4.30pm on Tuesday.

 Gatton Fire Station officer Lieutenant Mark Luther said five auxiliary and two rural appliances arrived to find the building well alight.

"We got called out to a chicken shed on fire and when we came out it was fully involved with 50 percent of the shed on fire with black smoke coming out," he said.

"A tractor inside was running and all of a sudden it blew up in flames and caught onto the shed and the occupants tried to put it out with extinguishers, as well as ringing 000, but couldn't keep control of it."

He said the fire crews were quick to extinguish the blaze, saving half the shed from further damage.

"It didn't take make much to get under control," he said.

"We probably had it under control within 30 minutes and probably had it out within the hour."

No poultry was inside the shed at the time of the fire.

Topics:  adare, fire


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