Friday, 10 May 2013

Firefighters tackle Ringmer barn fire throughout the night

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service crews have been tackling a large barn fire in Ringmer throughout the night.

Firefighters were called to the incident at Little Heaven Farm, New Road, at just after midnight this morning (10th May) and were still at the scene at 9am. Crews are expected to be there throughout the morning.

A passer-by spotted the blaze and alerted the emergency services, who sent fire crews from Lewes, Brighton, Uckfield and Heathfield.

East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service's Mobilising and Communications Centre staff successfully informed the farmer of the incident, after spending an hour trying to locate him.

The barn, which measures approximately 30 by 50 metres, was filled with 200 tonnes of bailed straw. Cattle in the neighbouring shed were unaffected by the fire and did not have to be removed. No-one was injured in the fire.

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