8000 chicken dead in poultry farm blaze

8000 chicken dead in poultry farm blaze

8000 chicken dead in poultry farm blaze

Written by Amani Nilar

11 Dec, 2021 | 5:40 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); A fire has broken out at a poultry farm and a warehouse in the Waradala area in Divulapitiya on Saturday (11).

The News 1st correspondent stated that more than 8,000 chickens have died due to the incident.

Meanwhile, the Gampaha Fire Brigade stated that the fire broke out at around 10.05 a.m and subsequently, three service vehicles from Gampaha and two service vehicles from Negombo were deployed to douse the fire.

Farm workers stated that the fire killed about 8,000 chickens on the farm, and further stated that they attempted to save some of the chickens.

The cause of the fire is suspected to be an electrical leak.

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