Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received multiple calls from a member of the public reporting a barn on fire in Washfield, near Tiverton.

Two fire appliances from Tiverton were immediately mobilised, along with a water carrier from Danes Castle.

On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that a large barn approximately 40m x 20m containing seventy bales of hay, seventy bales of straw, three tractors and a quantity of fertiliser were fully involved in fire. Crews quickly got to work to managed the fire using a water dam and two hose reel jets.

A hazmat officer on scene requested contact with the Environment Agency, regarding the fertiliser involved.

A relief crew from Cullompton attended at 01:21hrs to provide a watching brief of the fire. No water was used on the fire during this time due to the close proximity of a nearby stream. The crew left the scene at 06:52, handing over responsibility of the incident to the farmer.