Firefighters from Bath’s fire station have been tackling a large blaze at a farm involving a barn containing hay.
Crews were sent to the farm in Farrington Gurney after a number of 999 calls were received from members of the public reporting the incident.
Fire engines from Avon Fire & Rescue Service stations at Paulton, Radstock Yatton, Bath and Brislington were joined by colleagues from Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service.
The fire involved a barn of roughly 20 x 10 metres in size, containing around 100 tonnes of hay. At the height of the incident seven fire engines and support vehicles were on the scene.
Due to its location an additional pump was brought in to boost the water supply from a hydrant on the nearby A37 Bristol Road.
Relief crews remained on the scene throughout the night working to extinguish the fire. By 7am this morning the attendance had been reduced to two fire crews operating unmanned monitor jets and hoses to control the fire.
The booster pump remained in place overnight and into the morning; as a result temporary traffic lights were brought in to manage the flow of traffic.
The incident has caused disruption to traffic using the route of the A37. It is expected that crews will remain on scene during Tuesday as they continue to deal with the blaze.