Fire crews from two counties deal with barn blaze


Residents were asked to keep their doors and windows closed due to the smoke plume

Fire crews from across two counties have been dealing with a barn fire in Chipping Warden.   The barn contained around 40 tonnes of straw.

The blaze was first reported to the emergency services just after 3pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

When crews from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service first arrived at the scene on Welsh Road a large amount of smoke was coming from the barn.

Firefighters used hose reel jets to prevent the fire from spreading, and with the assistance of an on-site telehandler the contents were removed from the barn throughout the afternoon.   Fans were used to clear smoke away from the affected area.

People in nearby Culworth and Sulgrave were advised to keep their doors and windows closed as the smoke plume from the fire was travelling in their direction.

Four appliances – from Daventry, Mereway, Woodford Halse and The Mounts – attended during the incident, along with a water bowser from Towcester and two crews from Oxfordshire.

During the evening the decision was taken to allow the remaining materials to burn overnight in a controlled manner with crews monitoring temperatures.

This morning the final amounts of burning material have been removed from the barn, and crews continue to monitor hotspots.

A fire engine from Daventry remains at the scene.   Residents near to the farm are advised to continue keeping windows and doors shut to avoid any remaining smoke plumes.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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