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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Barn Fire in Tamworth

04/01/2013

Six fire appliances were sent to tackle a large fire at a barn in Tamworth yesterday evening.

“Firefighters have worked tirelessly surrounding the fire to prevent it from spreading to further buildings. There were a large number of sheep inside the barn when the fire started. Fortunately the owners worked well to move them out of the barn to safety.”

Station Manager Toby Wilson.

 

Fire and rescue crews from Tamworth, Barton under Needwood, Lichfield along with the water carrier from Cheadle were sent to the incident on Bagley Lane in Great Bangley just after 5pm.

The incident involved a large barn approximately 30 metres by 40 metres containing hay and straw that was well alight.

Firefighters worked throughout the night using hose reel jets and compressed air foam to bring the fire under control.

Station Manager Toby Wilson said: “Firefighters have worked tirelessly surrounding the fire to prevent it from spreading to further buildings.

“There were a large number of sheep inside the barn when the fire started. Fortunately the owners worked well to move them out of the barn to safety.”

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.