Sheep put down after Spire Hill Farm fire

A number of sheep have been put down after a large fire at a farm in Dorset.

About 45 firefighters tackled the blaze at Spire Hill Farm on the A357 in Stalbridge after the alarm was raised at about 04:30 GMT.

About 40 sheep, ewes and lambs were rescued, but a number have since had to be put down by vets.

The fire caused a power cut to at least one property. Investigations into the cause have been hampered as the barn was completely destroyed.

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