Fire crews tackle burning Exmoor barn

Joseph Bulmer

FIRE fighters have spent the best part of the day tackling a blazing barn near South Molton. Just before 9am this morning (Wednesday) crews from South Molton, Dulverton and Barnstaple, together with the Barnstaple water bowser, were called to the large bl

FIRE fighters have spent the best part of the day tackling a blazing barn near South Molton.

Just before 9am this morning (Wednesday) crews from South Molton, Dulverton and Barnstaple, together with the Barnstaple water bowser, were called to the large blaze at Tabor Hill in Heasley Hill on Exmoor.

A 50 by 25 metre barn containing around 80 large hay bales was well alight and four fire fighters donned breathing apparatus sets to tackle it.

At 1.45pm it was reported the crews are making steady progress and were now using mechanical diggers to remove the remainder of the hay from the barn.

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