Major barn fire tackled by firefighters

A major barn fire on a caravan and glamping site in Staffordshire has been tackled by a large team of firefighters.

At about 8.30am on Sunday (30 June), we were called to Tinman Lane in Hulme End, after the fire was spotted.

A number of crews went to the scene alongside firefighters from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service to tackle to the blaze.

We stopped the fire from spreading to a nearby house and neighbouring barns using hose reel jets, main jets and breathing equipment.

Crews also utilised water bowsers form Derbyshire and Staffordshire services to ensure the fire was extinguished safely and effectively.

By 11.20am, the incident had been scaled down to three pumps after considerable progress was made.

Despite there being around 100 campers in the area at the time, no-one was injured and all campers were safely assisted away from the site by firefighters and on-site staff.

Once it was extinguished, fire investigators determined that the cause was accidental.

Area Manager Nick Jones, said: “Crews worked rapidly to stop the spread of the blaze as much as possible and to make sure nearby properties were protected.

“Thankfully, with the help of our colleagues across the border in Derbyshire, we were able to bring the incident under control and prevent any injuries being caused to those who were at the scene.”

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