Crews confirmed that this was an open barn measuring 20m x 20m, containing 200 bales of hay.
The bales are being allowed to burn out naturally but the surrounding area is being protected by two hose reel jets, one main jet and a water wall. Updated Incident Information: Firefighting still taking place with one main jet, 2 hose reel jets and positive pressure ventilation in use. Dragging out taking place.
Relief crews remained in attendance overnight dampening down and dragging out.
Mechanical digger has spread out stack in concrete yard, hay being allowed to burn out throughout the day.
Crews will reinspect incident at approx 16:00 hrs this afternoon.
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