Firefighters have shared dramatic photos of a barn full of hay and straw that caught fire in West Crewkerne this morning (July 7).

At 7.10am crews from Beaminster, Crewkerne, Yeovil, Chard, Martock and Street were mobilised to reports of the barn fire in Misterton.

They found the barn fully alight and had to move the 50 tonnes of hay and 50 tonnes of straw into a nearby field using farm machinery.

The cause is believed to have been spontaneous combustion of the hay and straw bales.

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This is one of a number of barn fires in the area in recent days and the second in West Crewkerne within a week.

On Friday night crews from Beaminster Fire Station were called to a barn on fire in Clapton, West Crewkerne.

Yesterday a Beaminster crew battled a fire in Corfe Castle, South Molton and Minehead crews fought a barn fire in Exford and on Saturday crews were called to two barn fires, one in Filleigh at 1.30pm and another in Yeovilton just before 4pm.