'Several thousand chickens' have died after a fire at a poultry farm near Crossford. 

Police Scotland said they were called to an "extensive" fire in the area at around 1.25pm yesterday. 

An update from the force this afternoon said: "The fire was extinguished however several thousand chickens were found to be dead within a shed.

“After extensive enquiries it has been established that there does not appear to be any suspicious circumstances with regard to the fire.

“We would like to thank the public for their assistance.”