Ottery farm barn blaze

Firefighters race to dairy farm fire

FLAMES engulfed an Ottery barn last night (Wednesday)

Firefighters raced to Luxton’s Dairy at Barrack Farm at around 10pm and spent fourteen hours tackling and controlling an inferno that was still smouldering this afternoon. As many as three fire crews worked through the night using water jets and mechanical diggers to extinguish flames and control the blaze.

Crew manager Ben Redwood said at the scene yesterday morning it was believed hay in the barn overheated, and the fire was not suspicious.

He said firefighters had to act carefully when tackling flames over concerns there was a small amount of asbestos in the barn roof.

Read more in tomorrow’s Ottery Herald.