UPDATE - Fire near Silverstone

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NO chickens were harmed during a fire at a farm near Silverstone this week.

Just after 6am on Wednesday, December 21, fire crews from Brackley, Towcester, and Buckingham were called to Oak Road Farm on the Abthorpe to Silverstone Road.

A spokesman for Northants fire service said an empty wooden chicken shed had caught fire but only a small portion of the building was damaged.

The cause of the fire is thought to be a faulty air heater.