FIREFIGHTERS spent nearly six hours battling a barn fire near Moreton.

Crews were called at 1.38am this morning to Evenlode Road, Evenlode, after reports that a fire that could be seen in the vicinity of the village.

One pump from Moreton and two from Stow attended the blaze which involved a barn, a farm outbuilding and about 30 tonnes of baled hay.

They used three jets and a thermal image camera at the scene.