livestock died as a result of a hay barn fire in Inniskeen

A number of livestock died as a result of a hay barn fire yesterday morning.

At around 7am Carrickmacross Fire Service were called to the scene on a farm on the outskirts of Carrickmacross town.

Two appliances and a water tanker were used to deal with the agricultural building fire in Inniskeen

Despite strong winds the fire was extinguished in three hours.

It was reported the owner lost a number of livestock as a result of the fire.