Wardington barn blaze is damped down by fire crews

Fire crews are damping down at the scene of a blaze in two barns on the Northamptonshire-Oxfordshire border.

About 20 people spent Thursday night in hotels after the fire took hold in the Dutch barns at Wardington Gate Farm, Edgecote Lane, Wardington near Banbury.

Northamptonshire fire crews were assisted by pumps from Oxfordshire and RAF Croughton at the barns which were full of straw and fertiliser.

An investigation has begun into the cause of the fire.

Two people were treated at the scene for the effects of breathing in smoke. The animals in the barns were all taken to safety.

People living in the nearby village of Wardington are still being advised to keep their doors and windows shut.

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