Dorset

Large fire destroys Sherborne farm buildings

Fire at a farm in Sherborne Image copyright DWFRS
Image caption The fire broke out in Coombe Lane, Sherborne, on Monday evening

A large fire has destroyed several buildings at a farm in Dorset.

Three barns, each containing about 1,500 tonnes of hay and straw, were affected by the blaze on Coombe Lane in Sherborne, which broke out at about 19:00 BST on Monday.

Twelve fire engines attended the scene in a bid to prevent the flames from spreading to residential properties.

No-one was injured in the fire which started after sparks from a bonfire were carried by the wind.

Image copyright DWFRS
Image caption Twelve fire engines and crews attended at the height of the blaze

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