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'Arsonists' started large barn fire in Staffordshire

Barn fire
Image caption More than 30 firefighters were called to the blaze in Bar Hill, Madeley

Arsonists are believed to have started a fire which has gutted a large barn in Staffordshire.

More than 30 firefighters were called to the blaze in Bar Hill, Madeley, at 04:00 GMT.

Mark Wilson, from Staffordshire Fire Service, described the blaze as "quite dramatic".

He said it was believed the fire had been started deliberately "by persons unknown" in a pile of tyres outside the barn. No-one was injured.

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