Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service have fought a major barn fire in Dunstable.
It happened at 09:30 at Lodge Farm, Watling Street. The barn was totally destroyed and the vehicles and materials stored inside suffered considerable damage.
Horses in stables nearby were safety evacuated to a nearby field.
The barn was rented by a construction company who used it for the storage of diesel, construction materials and vehicles. The building had an asbestos roof and the Environment Agency has been informed.
The flooded stables and barns were pumped free of water and measures were put in place to prevent leaked diesel from entering the water course.