Fire crews are letting 200 tonnes of hay burn in a controlled fire in north Somerset today.

Fire broke out in a barn in Barrow Street, Barrow Gurney late last night, putting the hay inside at risk.

South West Farmer:

Avon Fire and Rescue was called at 11.50pm and the service sent crews from Bedminster, Temple, Nailsea, Southmead and Avonmouth fire stations.

On arrival, they found that around 200 tonnes of hay were involved in the barn fire.

South West Farmer:

They moved the hay to an adjacent field and crews used four high pressure hose reel to tackle the barn fire.

Due to the amount of hay and hot weather, this is today being allowed to burn in a controlled and safe manner.

South West Farmer:

The fire service has today advised that smoke will be visible in the area for some time but that their crews are aware - and will return if necessary.

They said: "Please don't be alarmed if you see smoke in the area."

The cause is thought to be accidental.

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