Barn destroyed by fire in Bedfordshire

Fire crews tackled the blaze Credit: Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue

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.

“This was a serious fire that caused extensive damage to the barn and its contents. Fortunately the horses are safe and no one was injured in the fire. An investigation is now underway to establish the cause of the blaze.”

– Station Commander Andy Horner, Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue