Leicester

Leicestershire farm fire wrecks four buildings

Scene of fire
Image caption More than 500 tonnes of hay and straw, farm vehicles and two buses were also destroyed.

Dozens of firefighters have tackled a blaze which has destroyed four barns and machinery at a Leicestershire farm.

Crews were first called to Lindridge Lane in Desford at about 23:00 BST on Saturday.

More support was called when it was discovered more than 50 tonnes of fertilizer was on fire.

At its height, 10 appliances from across the county attended to stop flames spreading to nearby fuel tanks.

More than 500 tonnes of hay and straw, farm vehicles and two buses were also destroyed.

Fire investigators and police have started an inquiry into the cause of the fire.

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