Barn fire near Luckington and Acton Turville
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 3 August 2022
Crews from seven fire stations were needed to tackle a barn fire near Chippenham on Sunday night (July 31).
The fire service was called at 7.40pm with reports of a barn stacked with bales on fire at Hebden Farm off the B4040 between Luckington and Acton Turville.
Crews from Chippenham, Corsham, Calne, Malmesbury and Tetbury were mobilised along with water carriers from Royal Wootton Bassett and Pewsey.
On arrival the found the hay barn well alight, putting the surrounding farm buildings and hedges at risk.
Residents in the Luckington, Alderton and Sherston areas were advised to keep their doors and windows shut due to the volume of smoke and the B4040 was closed.