Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has been tackling a barn fire in Bromham since shortly after 3:00a.m this morning.

The fire service was called to a fire in a barn containing approximately 75t of hay in Bromham, Chippenham, at 3:11a.m.

A number of appliances were in attendance and dealing with the blaze, including two crews from Devizes, one from Calne and a water carrier from Royal Wootton Bassett.

Firefighters used hose reel jets whilst allowing the fire to burn out under control overnight – the incident was then scaled back to just two appliances shortly after 5:00a.m.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said “steady progress” has been made throughout the day today using on-site machinery and two main jets.

When the fire first broke out, the fire and rescue service advised nearby residents to keep doors and windows closed due to “the smoke plume”.

“It is expected that crews will remain in attendance for some time yet.”

Tractor and skip fires

Crews were also called to a tractor fire yesterday (Sunday, September 24) just after 7:00p.m.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said a crew from Poole and Wareham attended the fire – which was in a car park near Lower Hyde Heath.

The rescue service said:

“The fire was extinguished using 2 breathing apparatus and 2 hose reel jets. The tractor was made safe and cordoned off.”

A fire crew from Poole was mobilised to reports of a skip on fire yesterday at Trinity Lane in Wareham.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said the crew arrived at 6:26p.m.

“On arrival crews found the skip well alight and extinguished the fire using one hose reel jet and one main line,” it said.

“Crews also checked the surrounding area for any fire spread.”