A major fire broke out at a UK turkey farm yesterday afternoon, with six fire engines reportedly called to the scene following reports of an explosion.
The inferno emerged at Capestone Poultry Farm, an organic farm close to Walwyn’s Castle, Haverfordwest, near Pembrokeshire, Wales, according to local publication the Western Telegraph.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, although a spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said the fire involved chemicals, oil and acetylene, the Western Telegraph reports.
A local witness purportedly described the explosion, telling the Western Telegraph: “It was a huge thud. An awful sound. There is a valley with a lake between us, but it sounded like such a big bang.
“There was thick, thick black smoke almost immediately; it was frightening, because you just think what if someone is there or hurt?”
Poultry farm cannabis bust
This is not the first UK poultry farm to come to light in controversial circumstances in recent days. A week ago (Tuesday, December 5), a police raid uncovered “one of the biggest ever cannabis factories” on an English chicken farm.
More than 3,100 plants – believed to be worth approximately £1.5 million – were discovered in poultry barns at the farm, named the Three Angels Farm, located in Staffordshire, England.
Six men were arrested as part of a major police operation targeting the farm.
Inspector Richard Meaden, South Staffordshire local policing commander, said: “This is the largest and most sophisticated cannabis factory I’ve ever experienced and I am delighted we have been able to take such a large number of drugs off the streets.”