A huge barn fire involving 200 tonnes of straw and farm machinery was tackled for several hours by firefighters.

In total, more than 20 firefighters from Wiltshire worked to contain the fire and stop it spreading to an adjoining 17th century barn.

Five crews from Calne, Chippenham, Royal Wooton Bassett and Corsham were at the scene at the height of the incident at New Farm in Thingley, between Corsham and Lacock.

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Two farm vehicles and 200t of straw were lost in the fire. But a number of vintage cars were saved.

The cause of the fire, which broke out at around 5am on Thursday morning (29 October), is under investigation.

Meanwhile, over the border in Oxfordshire, three teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of arson following a barn fire that destroyed 100t of straw.

Steventon farm fire

Steventon farm fire © Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

The fire broke out in a barn on a farm in Hanney Road, Steventon, near Abingdon on Friday evening (30 October).

Fire crews worked through the night to tackle the blaze.

Thames Valley Police arrested the three boys, two aged 13 and one aged 15, on Saturday (31 October). They were bailed until 3 December.

On Sunday (1 November) firefighters were called to a blaze at a farm in Shipley, West Sussex.

Crews were called to tackle the fire at Falconers Farm at around 12.30am.

On arrival, they found two trailers filled with straw well alight and the flames had spread to a nearby building.

They managed to stop the flames from engulfing other farm buildings. Anyone with information on any of these incidents is asked to call police on 101.