Essex fire crews battle 10-hour Crays Hill barn fire

Barn fire in Crays Hill Image copyright Essex County Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The barn contained 50 tonnes of hay

Firefighters took almost 10 hours to bring a large barn fire under control in Essex overnight.

The blaze broke out in the barn, containing 50 tonnes of hay, at Doeshill Farm in Crays Hill, near Billericay, just after 21:00 BST.

At its height three crews tackled the fire which was finally extinguished at about 06:45 BST. One crew remained at the scene damping down.

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is under way.

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