Devon

Hay and asbestos in east Devon barn fire

A barn in east Devon containing 500 tonnes of hay and some asbestos has been badly damaged in a fire.

Fire crews were called to the 20m by 20m (66ft by 66ft) single-storey structure at Pitt Farm in Willand at about 1645 BST on Wednesday.

Asbestos was confirmed at the scene, but no-one was affected, the fire service said. A nearby refrigerator unit was also damaged.

Crews remained at the scene overnight to ensure the site was safe.

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