Fire Control received a call regarding a barn full of straw well alight with fertiliser nearby. Fire Control mobilised three fire engines due to the barn being well alight. On arrival, crews requested further assistance and a further three fire engines were mobilised. The barn measures 20m X 10m and it is confirmed straw and machinery are well alight. The fire is spreading towards silage bales. Crews are using the following equipment to extinguish the fire:
- One hose reel jet
- Two breathing apparatus
- One covering jet
- Four ground monitors
The incident has been sectorised in to three sectors.
Update 13:39pm - Officers are currently liaising with the farmer regarding cattle in a nearby shed as they may be affected by the smoke plume from the incident.
Update 14:26pm - Crews have now carried out a tactical withdrawal due to a heavy asbestos presence in the fire. One tonne of fertiliser has also been confirmed as being involved.
The incident is still ongoing.