Machinery destroyed in overnight barn fire near Honiton

Fire crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary, together with a water bowser from Bridgwater and an incident support unit from Bovey Tracey, have tackled an overnight barn fire.

The blaze at Wick, near Honiton, was reported in the early hours of this morning.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said a call was received reporting a single storey barn was on fire at 3.12am.

A spokesperson said:  “Two Fire Engines from Honiton, one from Ottery St Mary, a water bowser from Bridgwater and Incident Support Unit from Bovey Tracey were all sent to a report of a barn on fire.

“On arrival, crews confirmed this was a single storey barn used to store farm machinery and livestock.

“All livestock were clear of the fire. The fire was extinguished using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one foam jet.

“The cause of the fire was accidental.”

The spokesperson added: “There was 40 per cent fire damage and 50 per cent smoke damage to the barn. The machinery inside the barn was 100 per cent damaged by fire.”

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