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Fire crews called to ‘smouldering’ chicken manure

It happened at a barn near Exeter

Crews were called to a barn fire near Exeter last night [23 August]

On attendance the officers discovered that 40 tonnes of chicken manure was smouldering in the barn at Clyst St Mary, just after 8pm.

In a statement, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue said: "The farmer assisted the fire crews by using his loader to remove chicken manure to open air.

"The crew used one horse reel jet to create a fire break to prevent further fire spread."

It added that the local fire station will be re-visiting the area early hours of the morning to check the barn.

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