Strong winds lead to barn fire in Langtoft Fen

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A blaze which severely damaged a barn and about 10 tonnes of firewood in Langtoft Fen was caused by sparks from a nearby bonfire, it has been confirmed today.

Fire crews from Holbeach, Bourne and Market Deeping were called out just after 6.30pm on Thursday and firefighters used hose reel jets and a water carrier to tackle the blaze.

Embers from a nearby bonfire were blown into the barn by strong winds and both the barn and firewood kept inside it suffered fire, heat and smoke damage.