Barn fire at Bittadon

A barn containing 150 tonnes of straw at Bittadon near Muddiford was left severely damaged after a fire on Wednesday teatime. Two fire crews from Ilfracombe plus a water bowser from Barnstaple were called to the 20 by 30 metre building on a Bitta

A barn containing 150 tonnes of straw at Bittadon near Muddiford was left severely damaged after a fire on Wednesday teatime.

Two fire crews from Ilfracombe plus a water bowser from Barnstaple were called to the 20 by 30 metre building on a Bittadon farm just after 5.30pm.

They fought the fire using two main waters jets, with water supplied from the bowser via a dam.

One fire crew stayed in attendance through the evening, as the barn was left to burn itself out.


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