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Essex and Suffolk firefighters work together to tackle barn blaze

Picture credited to Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Firefighters from Essex and Suffolk have worked together to tackle a large fire in a barn.

Crews were called to Pentlow in the early hours of this morning - and when they arrived they found the barn well alight.

The building contained a number of cylinders which had to be removed quickly.

The barn's been completely destroyed and the cause of the blaze isn't yet known.

A spokesperson for Essex County Fire and Rescue Service issued this statement:

"Halstead firefighters were assisted by Suffolk firefighters to tackle a large fire in a barn in Pentlow early this morning.

"When crews arrived they reported the whole barn was alight. The barn contained a number of cyclinders which needed to be removed from the barn quickly and cooled to ensure they were safe.

"The fire was extinguished at 2:30am. The barnhas been completelly destroyed. The cause of the fire is unknown."

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