Barn fire South Milton Kingsbridge hurts man and risks sheep
Date of alert:
Thursday, 9 March 2023
Devon & Cornwall Police
The lives of more than 300 sheep were put at risk and a person had to go to hospital after a barn caught fire near Kingsbridge on Monday (March 6).
Nine fire crews were mobilised after a fire was reported in a barn in South Milton holding more than 300 sheep, together with bales of hay and straw.
The fire service was called at just before 1.30pm and sent two fire engines from Salcombe and Ivybridge, a water bowser from Plympton and two supporting officers.
After getting more information from the original caller along with travel times to the incident, fire control mobilised a third appliance from Totnes.