Dramatic pictures have been released of a devastating barn fire that saw 500 hay bales go up in smoke at a historic North East stately home. 

Fire crews were called to an incident at Ormesby Grange Farm, on Wednesday (August 9) evening at around 5.45pm, following reports that 500 bales of hay were alight inside the barn.

Six fire engines were sent to the scene to deal with the fire, with images, released from TeesPix showing flames rising from two barns.

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While crews were initially called yesterday evening, two engines remained at the scene over 15 hours later at 9am on Thursday, both on protective standby and to dampen down the area.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

The Northern Echo: Firefighters at the scene Firefighters at the scene (Image: TEESPIX)

Pictures released by Teespix show firefighters pumping water into the site to extinguish the barn, while aerial footage shows the devastating impact of the incident.

Cleveland Fire Brigade confirmed that Cleveland Police was aware at the incident but not at the scene.

The fire service log states: "Cleveland Fire Brigade were called to a barn on fire. Six Appliances attended approximately 500 bales of hay were on fire."

The Northern Echo: The devastating impact of the fire at Ormesby HallThe devastating impact of the fire at Ormesby Hall (Image: TEESPIX)

This morning, a Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson said: "We were called on August 9 at 5.46pm to an incident at Ormesby Grange Farm, Ladgate Lane, Middlesbrough. Six fire engines in attendance from Coulby Newham, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Thornaby.

"Large barn fire with straw inside. Three jets were used and two fan sprays.

"At 9am on August 10, two of our fire engines are still in attendance dampening down, and on protective standby."