A barn fire put the lives of 30 calves at risk in Filleigh near South Molton on Saturday (July 3).

The barn was holding the calves and a diesel tank along with large hay bales which caught fire.

Four fire crews from South Molton and Barnstaple moved the calves and the diesel into a safe area before a telehandler got to work moving the burning hay bales away from the barn.

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Using a temperature probe, firefighters checked the temperature of unaffected bales in the other barns nearby.

Fire damaged 30 tonnes of hay.

This is one of several fires that have broke out in barns across the region this week, including one on a farm in Exford.

On Newland Lane, a barn storing 150 bales of straw caught fire on Tuesday afternoon (July 6).

Crews from South Molton and Minehead found the barn well alight.

A telehandler helped with moving the straw to a safe place, and the crews worked hard to save two adjacent barns from the fire.

They managed to extinguish the flames, despite being hampered by high winds.

The cause of the fire is reported to have been electrical.