A barn storing around 100 tonnes of hay caught fire this morning (September 30) outside Crediton.

Fire crews were called to reports of an agricultural fire at Crediton Hamlets at 7.18am this morning.

On arrival, they found a barn holding approximately 100 tonnes of smouldering hay.

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Working with the farmer, firefighters from Torquay, Danes Castle and Crediton moved the hay from the barn and extinguished the bales that were on fire.

They used hose reel jets, a compressed air foam branch, a thermal imaging camera, a triple extension ladder and the farmer's telehandler.

Two hours later, they had succeeded in putting the fire out.

The cause of the fire was accidental.