Fire crews attend barn fire

Firefighter in breathing apparatus tackling red flames

Firefighters remain at the scene of a premises on Manor Lane, Newton, near Abbots Bromley, following reports of a barn on fire.

Crews were called just before 12.40pm this afternoon (Friday 7 October).

Crews from Cannock Chase Terrace, Penkridge and Stafford remain at the scene.

On arrival, crews found a single barn, containing 800 bales of hay, on fire.

Five pumps and a water carrier are being used to extinguish the fire. Hydro shields are also being used to contain the fire and protect the area.

Inquiries are ongoing.

We would ask motorists to avoid the area and find alternate routes.

We would like to thank you for your continued patience.