Firefighters race to barn fire in early hours of this morning | Dorset Echo

2022-04-23 00:06:42 By : Ms. Jammy Lau

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FIREFIGHTERS raced to the scene of a barn fire in the early hours of this morning.

Crews from Yeovil Fire Station, Sherborne Fire Station and Bridport Fire Station were called at 3.10am to extinguish a blaze at a barn in Leigh in Sherborne.

Two breathing apparatus, two main lines, one ground monitor and one hose reel jet were used to put out the flames.

A spokesman for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 3.10am this morning about a barn fire on South Street, Leigh. Crews from Sherborne (two) and Yeovil attended the incident, along with water carriers from both Bridport and Yeovil.

"On arrival, crews found a barn, which contained agricultural machinery, well alight and beginning to spread to an adjacent barn. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and prevent it spreading further using main lines and hose reel jets. The stop came at 6.51am – both barns were damaged (the first, 60 per cent, and the second just 5 per cent).

"One crew remained on scene to monitor hot spots and a reinspection is due to be carried out at 10.30am this morning."

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