A barn full of 100 tonnes of hay caught fire on Sunday evening (August 29).

The fire service was called to Beacon Hill Farm in Cholderton, near the A303, between Amesbury and Boscombe Down, at shortly before 7pm.

Crews from Amesbury, Andover and Salisbury tackled the fire with water carriers from Andover and Pewsey.

They worked together through the night and successfully managed to prevent the fire from spreading to an adjoining grain store.

South West Farmer: The burning barn. Picture: Cranborne Fire StationThe burning barn. Picture: Cranborne Fire Station

Residents were advised to keep their doors and windows closed due to the volume of smoke.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We remained on scene until Monday evening, with the stop coming at 8.20pm on that day.

"Relief crews attended from Shaftesbury, Cranborne, Ramsbury and Wilton, Westlea and Pewsey, Salisbury, Ludgershall; and finally Westbury.

"Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the barn and its contents and allowed this to burn out under control."

The cause of the fire is not yet known.