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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Crews tackle blaze at barn

20/02/2014

Four fire engines were called to tackle a blaze at a barn in Sandyford last night.

Two crews from Stone, one from Longton and one from Newcastle attended the fire at a farm off Winghouse Lane.

The water rescue carrier from Cheadle, Newcastle’s welfare unit and the Staffordshire Efficient Response Operation (SERO) vehicle were also called to the incident.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main jet to extinguish the fire.

Approximately 150 square metres of straw that had been stored in the barn was well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene at 21.59pm.

A fire investigation has revealed the blaze was due to an electrical fault in the lighting and the incident has been classed as accidental ignition. The last fire appliance left the scene at 6.47am today.