50 cows rescued from Co Antrim hayshed fire

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In excess of 50 cows have been rescued from a fire at two haysheds at Ballybogey in Co Antrim.

The blaze broke out around midday at a farm on the main road from Ballymoney to Portrush a mile outside the village of Ballybogey.

Fire Crews from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service tackled the blaze with seven pumps and a fire and rescue command unit in attendance.

Appliances needed to continually return to Ballybogey village to refill with water.

A spokesperson from the NIFRS said there were about 1,000 bales of hay in the barn.

The fire was a complex operation, in that there were chemicals in an outlying shed.

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