The Fire Service have been in attendance at an agricultural barn fire in the Kingston area since 15:54.
Crews requested additional resources to support with firefighting activities and various support vehicles were also mobilised to attend the scene. Crews wearing Breathing Apparatus have been tackling the fire for a number of hours as the barn was heavily affected by fire.
18:55 crews reported steady progress being made and the fire was now contained. Access to water made conditions arduous and a water shuttle was set up to supply the fire ground from 2 Water Bowsers. 2 Ground Monitors were in use to provide remote firefighting capabilties.
20:51 The incident has been scaled back from 8 pumping appliances to 4. One 45mm jet, 1 ground monitor and 1 hose reel jet now in use. Crews were unable to gain access due to unstable structure.
The barn contained animal feed, 20 cows which were removed to safety, straw and one tractor. Fertiliser within the barn was being monitored using Thermal Imaging Cameras and was being cooled by Firefighters wearing Breathing Apparatus.
23:26 Steady progress was being made and Breathing Apparatus has now been discontinued. Relief crews have been organised for personnel welfare.
Steady progress was made through the night damping down using ground monitors and 1 hose reel jet. A local telehandler was used to assist with with clearing debris.
The incident is now being scaled down to 1 pump and 1 water bowser remaining on scene.
The cause of the fire was accidental.