Farm house

Farmhouse narrowly escapes flames from nearby barn

All images: Buckfastleigh Fire Station

A farm in Devon managed to stay untouched by the flames of a barn fire just 2.5m away.

This is thanks to the work of the Buckfastleigh crews; Tones; Bovey Tracey; the Abbot of Newton; Danes Castle; and Chagford Fire Stations.

“The first crews did a fantastic job stopping the fire from spreading to the farmhouse which was only 2.5m from the barn,” Buckfastleigh Fire Station said in a social media post. .

Buckfastleigh crews were called to the scene of the fire, near Ashburton, at 11.55am on Saturday May 28.

“Occupant was incredibly helpful to crews using the equipment and transmitting information, including locating cylinders in the barn,” he added.

Water to extinguish the fire was supplied using the water navigator which carried water from the nearest fire hydrant to a dam at the scene of the fire.

Unfortunately, the barn was not as lucky as the house. Below are photos shared by Buckfastleigh Fire Station:

Totnes, Torquay and Paignton Fire Stations, which were called to this fire, also worked together last week on Thursday May 26 to put out a tractor fire.

The blaze was put out quickly, according to Totnes Fire Station, which was also mobilized for two moorland fires last week.