UPDATE SATURDAY 1.10PM: Bonfire to blame for Donington barn blaze

Donington firefighters see the damage caused by a blaze at a barn in Mallard Drove, off the A52 in Donington.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Donington firefighters see the damage caused by a blaze at a barn in Mallard Drove, off the A52 in Donington. Photo by Tim Wilson.

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Firefighters are damping down at the scene of a barn fire in Donington thought to have been caused by a bonfire nearby.

The blaze broke out at farm buildings on land in Bridge End Causeway, off the A52, on Friday afternoon.

A firefighter next to sections of a barn alight off the A52 in Donington today.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

A firefighter next to sections of a barn alight off the A52 in Donington today. Photo by Tim Wilson.

As many as five fire engines were at the scene near South Forty Foot Drain but a Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said today that crews left the scene overnight and then came back to meet with the barn’s owners.

Firefighters are using a water jet to damp down the remains, with the help of farming equipment.

FRIDAY 6.15PM: Firefighters are currently dealing with a blaze at a barn off the A52 in Donington.

As many as five engines were dealing with the blaze in Bridge End Causeway, Donington, which is still ongoing.

People living nearby have been advised to keep their doors and windows closed to keep smoke from getting into their homes.

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokesman confirmed that crews were making “steady progress” in putting out the fire and that its attendance has been scaled down to three pumps.