FIREFIGHTERS were called to a large barn fire shortly before midnight last night. (Saturday) Emergency services were called to the property between The Batts, in Bishop Auckland
, and Newfield village.
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue service initially sent two engines from Bishop Auckland to the scene but further crews were deployed.
Seven appliances, a command unit and environmental protection unit were at the fire which a spokesperson described as a 30m x 20m hay barn that was well alight.
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Four water jets were in use to tackle the blaze.
An update from the fire brigade stated that two appliances remained in attendance at around 5am this morning.