Six fire engines called to blaze involving barn containing 50 tonnes of hay

Photos: @AlsagerFS

Fire crews are continuing to tackle a major blaze involving a barn in Cheshire.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Radway Green Road in Barthomley around 8:45am this morning (24 July).

Residents also reported seeing large plumes of smoke from the site.

At its height six fire engines attended - one from Sandbach, two from Crewe, one from Middlewich, one from Alsager and one from Congleton.

A specialist vehicle was also called from Chester to assist with water supplies. wearing two breathing apparatus, crews used a hose reel jet, two main jets and a water shuttle to bring the flames under control.

It is believed the animals inside the barn were moved to a safe place.

Now, a number of hay bales remain alight and are being allowed to burn under supervision. 

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