THE family who run a Netherton farm wrecked by a huge fire overnight have vowed to rebuild.
General manager of the Hinchliffe's farming and retail business Simon Hirst, great grandson of the business's founder Allan Hinchliffe, said: "We will come back bigger and stronger.
"We're all in a bit of a daze at the moment, but we want to get up and running as soon as we can."
The blaze, which is not thought to have been suspicious, may have started in the meat preparation area of the farm shop on Netherton Moor Road at around 10pm last night.
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After taking hold it went on to destroy the shop, butchery, restaurant and tea room and offices.
About 200 chickens are thought to have died in the incident, but all other livestock escaped.
The three crowd-pulling alpacas all survived, although one had to be given oxygen treatment and was carried to safety by a firefighter after suffering a cut to its head.Related content
Loss adjustors were expected on-site at the Netherton Moor farm today to assess the extent of the damage.
Mr Hirst added: "We have to be thankful that nobody was injured and we lost very little livestock. We have just got to move on."
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