Crews allowing hay to burn in controlled fire

Barn fireBarrow Street, Barrow Gurney

Crews from Bedminster, Temple, Nailsea, Southmead and Avonmouth fire stations were mobilised to reports of a fire.

On arrival, firefighters found a barn fire involving around 200 tonnes of hay.

The hay was moved to an adjacent field and crews used four high pressure hose reel to tackle the barn fire.

Due to the amount of hay and hot weather, this is being allowed to burn in a controlled and safe manner.

Smoke will be visible in the area for some time but crews are aware and will return if necessary. 

The cause is thought to be accidental.