Firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea tackled a big barn blaze in Wedmore on Friday morning (June 23rd).

Three crews from Burnham, Cheddar and Wells plus support appliances from Bridgwater and Street rushed to the fire near Bartletts Bridge, Cocklake, Wedmore shortly after 5am.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Fire Service told “On arrival, we found a barn containing 75 tons of hay well alight.”

“The fire was extinguished using two hose reel jets and allowing the hay to burn off under control.”

Both the barn and its contents were completely destroyed during the fire, leaving the owner with a big repair bill.

The spokesman added: “The cause was deliberate ignition by persons unknown.”

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