Cows rescued from Great Bromley barn fire

PUBLISHED: 18:33 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 23:53 13 December 2017

Cows have been evacuated from a barn fire (stock image). Picture: JULIE KEMP

Cows have been evacuated from a barn fire (stock image). Picture: JULIE KEMP

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A herd of cattle has been evacuated from a north Essex barn after a fire broke out, engulfing the building in flames.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to a blaze in Badley Hall Road, Great Bromley, just after 3.45pm today.

Two crews from Colchester and one from Manningtree arrived to find the barn full of hay and completely alight.

“All cows have been evacuated to safety,” a spokesman added.

“Crews are working alongside the farm’s tractor to remove hay from the barn.”

Firefighters extinguished the fire by 6.30pm.

“An investigation will take place to determine the cause of the fire,” a spokesman added.

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