FIREFIGHTERS from across Somerset have had a busy night following a large fire in Othery.

Two fire engines from Bridgwater were originally sent to North Lane at 8.49pm to reports of a fire involving a lean to and hay at a farm. 

They remained on the farm until gone 6am this morning.

Four further engines were sent from Bridgwater, Street, Somerton and Taunton along with the incident command unit as the barn was well alight. 

More foam had to be sent from Bridgwater and shortly after 10pm, the roof of the barn had started to collapse.

The welfare pod had to be sent from Burnham-on-Sea with hot packs and refreshments for the firefighters. 

At 1am this morning, crews were still working to protect the barn, which contained approximately 100 tonnes of hay. 

Two fire engines were sent as relief crews from Glastonbury and Taunton.

Crews weer at work in two sectors.

In sector one they used a cafs jet to protect the farm buildings and silage pit.

In sector three, crews were at work using a jet to protect a barn.

They allowed the hay in the barn to burn under supervision.

At 6.25am this morning two further relief crews were sent from Martock and Taunton.

Crews are still maintaining a watching brief and cooling of barns and buildings is still in place.