Kent

Barn hay fire burns overnight in Eastchurch

A barn at a farm in Kent has been on fire throughout the night.

The fire at the farm building in Leysdown Road in Eastchurch. started at about 22:00 BST on Friday.

Bales of hay were alight and at its height about 60 firefighters were tackling the fire and trying to stop it spreading to nearby buildings.

Six fire engines remained at the scene on Saturday morning and crews have established a fire break around the barn.

The cause is not yet known, Kent Fire and Rescue Service said.

Crews are expected to remain on the scene for most of the weekend, the fire service said.

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