Dorset

Large fire breaks out on Martinstown farm

farm fire Image copyright Tracey Moore
Image caption A large plume of smoke was visible for some distance surrounding the farm

A farm has been badly damaged following a fire near Weymouth, in Dorset.

A large plume of thick smoke was visible for some distance when the blaze at the farm in Martinstown broke out shortly after 08:00.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters faced "trying conditions", with feed silos, a building and diesel tanks alight.

The silos had to be knocked down to allow the fire to be tackled. No-one was injured.

Image copyright DWFRS
Image caption Feed silos, a building and diesel tanks were alight when crews arrived
Image copyright DWFRS
Image caption Silos had to be knocked down to allow the fire to be tackled

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