Dozens of hay bales catch fire in Slinfold

Fire crews are now damping down
Fire crews are now damping down

Firefighters battled a major fire in Slinfold today (Thursday August 29) as dozens of hay bales caught alight.

Seven emergency vehicles were sent to a barn in Hayes Lane just before 8am this morning.

Around 30 large bales were on fire inside an agricultural barn around 80m x 30m.

Firefighters had to use breathing apparatus as they controlled the fire.

The main barn was not affected by the blaze.