Crews spent nearly three hours combatting the blaze involving twenty bales of hay.

FIRE CREWS have been battling a blaze near Chulmleigh this morning (Monday) in a barn.

Three fire engines from Torrington, Chulmleigh and Hatherleigh as well as a water bowser from Barnstaple were called to the scene at Furze Barton, at Ashreigney, just after 6am.

Fire fighters have spent the last few hours tackling the blaze in the farm building which involved twenty bales of hay.

Crews used two hosereel jets and a main jet with water supplied from a street hydrant as well as breathing apparatus.

After hosing down the flames for more than two hours, crews turned over and dampened down the area and reported the fire out at 8.55am.