ANOTHER barn fire broke out in south Somerset. 

Fire crews were called to a farm in West Chinnock, near Crewkerne, last night (August 3) around 10.30pm as hay and straw had caught fire. 

One engine from Martock, two from Yeovil as well as a water carrier, were called to attend. Upon arrival, two more engines from Beaminster and Ilminster as well as an incident command unit from Street were called. 

Crews got to work rescuing the cattle and used compressed air foam jets to protect nearby buildings. 

Western Power Distribution was requested to isolate the electricity. 

At 3.30am the incident support unit was called to the scene to provide additional lighting and catering. 

Crews made steady progress removing hay from the barn using two farm telehandlers, and damping down.

Three relief crews were requested from Somerton, Crewkerne, and Chard.

At 5:40am crews were making progress with compressed air foam, one main jet and two hose reel jets damping down the fire in two sectors.

Police were in attendance at the scene as the cause is unknown at this time.

This fire comes just weeks after Avon and Somerset Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue released a statement about an increased amount of arson attacks and guidance on avoiding a barn fire.