Five fire engines from four stations use 'water relay system' to tackle barn fire

Five fire engines from four stations rallied together to form a water relay system in joint efforts to extinguish a barn fire.

Saturday, 17th November 2018, 1:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 18th November 2018, 2:54 pm
Firefighters tackling the barn fire

The incident took place today at 11.11am in Burton Road in the village of Priest Hutton, north of Lancaster.

A spokesman from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "With the water source for firefighting at some distance from the barn, five fire engines and crews - two Morecambe, Carnforth, Bolton le Sands and Lancaster - were assigned."

They added that firefighters set up a "water relay where water is pumped from one engine to another and so on to the engine in proximity to the fire".

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Two hosereel jets were used to extinguish the fire.

There were no casualties and the cause of the fire is to be established.

Firefighters tackling the barn fire