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Police probe fire which destroys New Forest barn





POLICE have been called over the cause of a fire which destroyed a barn in Blackfield in the early hours today (Friday).

Crews from Hardley, Beaulieu, Hythe, Redbridge, St Mary’s and Totton battled the blaze after a callout just after 12.30am to Gatewood Hill.

Crews from six stations attended the fire which destroyed a barn at Gatewood Hill, Blackfield (picture: HIWFRS)
Crews from six stations attended the fire which destroyed a barn at Gatewood Hill, Blackfield (picture: HIWFRS)
(Picture: HIWFRS)
(Picture: HIWFRS)

The barn, which was filled with hay bales, was well alight by the time firefighters arrived.

Six fire engines attended the scene, alongside two water carriers, and a thermal imaging camera was used to help contain the blaze and prevent it spreading to nearby buildings.

(Picture: HIWFRS)
(Picture: HIWFRS)
(Picture: HIWFRS)
(Picture: HIWFRS)

Buildings next to barn were saved, and crews remain at the scene.

A spokesperson for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Rescue Service said police had been informed "due to the cause being doubtful".



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