A BARN and its contents of straw and silage was severely damaged in a fire yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

Taunton Fire Station has issued photographs of the incident in the Churchstanton area.

South West Farmer:

Four engines and a water carrier were initially sent to the incident in the Churchstanton area at 12.31pm.

On arrival, crews confirmed a barn containing straw and silage was well alight and a further engine was sent to the scene, along with a telehandler, welfare unit, incident support unit and incident command unit.

South West Farmer:

Crews tackled the barn fire and also turned over straw in nearby fields.

Firefighters continued to dampen down and turn over to extinguish the fire into the evening.