THIS was the scene at a large barn fire in Somerset last night.

The pictures, posted by Somerton Fire Station, were from an incident which saw 300 TONNES of hay burn in the bar, at Yeovilton.

The incident unfolded jusy before 4pm yesterday (July 3).

"Upon arrival, crews confirmed the barn to be well alight with 300 tonnes of hay and a large amount of fertilizer involved in fire," said a Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson.

Firefighters worked to protect nearby thatched properties, the spokesperson added, with more crews sent to the scene.

"These crews were sent from Wincanton, Castle Cary, Yeovil and Sherborne," they said.

"A second water carrier was requested which came from Bridgwater, the incident command unit from Street and the welfare unit from Burnham on Sea were also sent."

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