Firefighters deal with blazing tonne of straw in barn

One tonne of straw went up in flames in the early hours at a farm near Market Drayton.

Barn fire in Lipley. Pic by Market Drayton Fire Service
Barn fire in Lipley. Pic by Market Drayton Fire Service

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a barn fire at 6.33am on Tuesday.

Two crews from Market Drayton and an operations officer attended the scene at Moss Lane, Lipley.

The team were joined by crews from Eccleshall from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Crews used a hosereel jet, rakes, shovels and mathooks to tackle the fire, as well as a thermal imaging camera.

Barn fire in Lipley. Pic by Market Drayton Fire Service

The fire was contained in the barn and involved one tonne of straw, the fire log reported.

Market Drayton Fire Service tweeted: "Fire involving bedding extinguished with 1HRJ.

"Great cross border support from our @StaffsFire colleagues."

Firefighters left the scene at around 7.10am.

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