South East Wales

Fire crews tackle blaze at farm in Cobbler's Hill, Devauden

A substantial fire at a Monmouthshire farm is still burning, 12 hours after breaking out.

Between 150 and 200 tonnes of hay and straw, as well as machinery, caught fire at Cobbler's Hill, Devauden, near Chepstow, on Wednesday evening.

Several fire crews attended but firefighters had to retreat when the barn started to collapse.

Emergency services were alerted at 19:26 GMT and the decision was taken at 02:45 to allow the fire to burn out.

The barn, which is clad in metal sheeting, measures 20x20m.

Crews from Chepstow, Usk and Monmouth and a Cwmbran were initially sent to tackle the blaze and one crew from Duffryn, Newport, remained at the scene on Thursday morning.

There were no reports of any injuries.

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