Huge barn fire at farm burns for several hours

From left, Bryn Bashford, Portsmouth City Council fire safety advisor, Jasmin Myhill from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, special constable Kim Braddock and watch manager Stuart Damen, fire safety inspector.

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FIREFIGHTERS spent more than four hours tackling a barn fire.

Four fire engines went to Woodleigh Farm, off River Lane, Funtley, near Fareham, at about 6.45pm.

Hay had caught fire in a metal-clad barn, which measured 18 metres and six metres.

Firefighters used eight breathing apparatus to contain the blaze and let it burn out before dampening down.

No-one was hurt.

A fire spokeswoman said: ‘We will be doing an investigation into it.’