Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fire crews tackle 100 tonne hay and straw fire at barn

A 100-tonne hay and straw blaze that broke out at a barn in Hampshire has been tackled by 22 firefighters.

The blaze at the 10m (33ft) x 6m (19ft) barn at West Tisted, near Alton, began on Saturday night.

Although the fire is now largely extinguished there has been no official stop message, so two personnel remain at the scene to keep a watching brief.

The cause of the fire is not yet known, a Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said.

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