Crews fight Leicestershire barn fire through the night
Firefighters remain on the scene of a barn fire where about 2,000 tonnes of straw and hay bales have been burning overnight.
Crews spent the night battling the blaze, at a farm off the A6006/Loughborough Road, Shoby, near Melton.
Equipment and crews trained to deal with hazardous waste were sent too, following reports that a large quantity of fertiliser was also stored in the barn.
A fire service spokeswoman said: "The barn was full of hay and a large quantity of fertiliser, however, crews managed to remove hazardous materials before the fire could spread.
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"A firebreak was also created to prevent the blaze from spreading to neighbouring buildings and properties."
She said overnight crews had been stood down but firefighters were still fighting the fire at 10am, with several jets still trained on the burning building.
A section of the A6006 was closed by police in both directions, close to the Shoby village turn-off, but the road was reopened at 8.20am.
The cause of the blaze will not be known until fire investigators can safely assess the damage.