Thirty tonnes of straw burns in Hunston fire

Fire crews tackle the blaze. Picture by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
Fire crews tackle the blaze. Picture by West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has been called to a barn fire in Hunston where 30 tonnes of hay is on fire.

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More than 60 tonnes of hay are said to be alight

More than 60 tonnes of hay are said to be alight

The fire is at the rear of Swan Cottage on Selsey Road, Hunston.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said that it is not working with other emergency services at this time.

The spokesman said: "We were called to the incident at 11.08am on Selsey Road and there are two fire engines in attendance. 30 tonnes of straw is alight."

A fire engine from Chichester and a fire engine from Bognor Regis are attending the scene.