Video footage shows huge blaze at barn near Horsham

Video footage showing a huge blaze at a barn near Horsham has been released.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 10:03 am

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said they were called at 9.30pm last night (December 10) to a farm in Five Oaks Road, Slinfold, near Horsham, West Sussex, to reports of the fire.

When crews arrived, the blaze had spread to several buildings, and firefighters spent hours battling the flames.

Six fire engines and two water carriers attended the blaze.

Turkeys were among the animals to be saved from a farm fire in Slinfold, West Sussex

With Christmas around the corner, the animals to be saved reportedly included turkeys, pigs and cows. A fire service spokesman said firefighters rescued livestock and moved them to safety in unaffected buildings.

No people needed to be rescued.

It is currently unknown if any animals perished in the fire.

Police and the ambulance service were on scene as part of the routine response to this size incident.

At around 2am today (December 11) the majority of crews left the scene with one fire engine remaining.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated, the fire service said.