Pictures have emerged of the scene following a huge barn fire which saw nearly 40 firefighters deployed to tackle the blaze.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (NYFRS) confirmed they received a report of a large barn fire at Carthorpe, near Bedale, at about 9.40pm on Monday (September 25).

Four fire engines were initially sent to the scene, with pumps made up to eight as crews tried to prevent the fire spreading across four connected barns covering an area of about 300 by 180 feet.

The farm, which hosts 200 pigs with piglets and 1,400 head of cattle, saw its livestock saved following efforts by the fire service, friends and neighbours.

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NYFRS confirmed all sows and piglets were confirmed safe from the fire.

Crews were still at the farm 10 hours later continuing to damp down to ensure the fire did not start up again.

A Richmond Fire Station spokesperson said they would remain in the area until lunchtime today (September 27) to ensure the fire does not reignite.

The spokesperson said: "On Monday night, Richmond crew were mobilised to a farm fire near Bedale as a specialist High Volume Pump (HVP) crew.

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"There are two HVP’s in the county, one based at Richmond and another at Harrogate.

"Once the HVP was set up and supplying water to the fire ground, the incident was able to go from eight pumps in attendance, down to three, thanks to the pumping capacity of the HVP.

"Due to the size of the farm with approximately 600 tonne of straw affected by the fire and the weather warning of strong winds from tomorrow lunch time, the HVP is going to remain in situ for a couple of days monitoring the fire.

"We were relieved to hear of no livestock losses in the fire."

High Volume Pumping Units (HVP) can be used for supplying the fire ground large quantities of water over a vast distance. Each HVP carries 3km of 150mm hose. The hose on a fire engine is 64mm.

The farm is run by the Ashford Brothers.

Andrew Ashford said the fire had been "devasting" for the farm, and thanked the fire service, friends and neighbours who helped control the blaze.

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He said: "“It has been devastating for the farm, but the fire brigade did a good job and we can’t thank friends and neighbours enough who also came to help.

"The fire brigade got here just in time to dowse down the pig pens and the important things is that nobody was hurt and the animals are okay.”

Flames could be seen for miles around as the blaze took hold, destroying nearly 600 tonnes of straw.