BARN FIRE NEAR GREAT BRIDGEFORD THIS MORNING

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service responded to reports of a barn fire near Great Bridgeford at around 4:06am today (Thursday 9 March).

Two fire engines attended from Stafford and Eccleshall. The barn, which is located in a field off the B5405 near Ladfordfields Industrial Park, contained approximately 250 bales of hay which were well alight. The area measures around 20 metres by 15 metres.

Fire crews worked to tackle the fire and once it was under control one engine left the scene. One fire engine from Stafford remains at the scene while the hay burns out, they will then work to dampen down the hay and ensure the fire is fully extinguished.

At this stage the cause of the fire is not known.