Cornwall

Kilkhampton barn fire and cow slurry pit rescue

Cow rescue from slurry pit Image copyright Andy Sleeman
Image caption The cow was safely rescued from a slurry pit

A cow has been rescued from a slurry pit during a huge fire which destroyed a barn.

A "large plume of smoke" was reported in the Kilkhampton area of Bude, Cornwall, and residents were advised to keep windows and doors shut.

Attempts to tackle the blaze and "large animal rescue" on Sunday morning involved 35 firefighters from the Cornwall and Devon and Somerset services.

Police also attended.

Image copyright Bude Community Fire Station
Image caption Seven fire crews attended the fire on Sunday morning
Image copyright Cornwall Fire and Rescue
Image caption The barn appeared to be totally destroyed