70 tonnes of hay goes up in flames

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Firefighters dealt with a barn fire involving 70 tonnes of hay bales on Saturday night.

Two crews from Leighton and a water carrier from Toddington attended the blaze at Mill Road, Eggington at about 11pm.

The farmer used a mechanical digger to spread out the burning material while firefighters used hoses to keep the machine cool and to extinguish the burning straw.

Firefighters revisited the scene on Sunday morning to continue damping down the embers.