© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

Fire has swept through a barn in Cheshire destroying 400 hay bales, machinery and gas cylinders.

The blaze took hold at the farm in Tattenhall on Thursday (9 July) but it was so intense that fire crews were still at the scene on Friday morning.

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At its height, crews from Tarporley, Ellesmere Port and Chester tackled the fire using hose reels and two high-pressure water jets to cool the LPG cylinders.

© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

A safety cordon was put in place and nearby roads were closed to protect the public, according to a spokeswoman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The farm owner also joined the battle using a loader to remove burning hay to adjacent fields.

© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

© Cheshire Fire and Rescue

A single fire crew remained at the scene to damp down smoldering hay on Friday (10 July).

The cause of the fire is under investigation.