Turkeys avoid premature roasting in Britain

Around 250 turkeys in Britain have been saved from a premature Christmas roasting.

The festive birds had to be moved from a turkey shed in Hampshire after a fire broke out in a timber workshop at their farm, but fortunately the feathered friends avoided being toasted.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman Brian Rudman said: "Our animal rescue specialist and firefighters helped assist the farm hands in herding the turkeys to a safe building and all the birds survived."

The cause of the fire is still unknown and is being investigated, but it destroyed the timber workshop.

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