FIREFIGHTERS have responded to a barn fire in Whixall.

At around 3.15pm Shropshire Fire and Rescue received a report of the barn fire in Church Lane.

Two fire appliances including the light pumping unit and a water carrier were mobilised from Prees and Wem, as well as appliances from Whitchurch and Oswestry. An operations officer was also in attendance.

The source of the fire was an agricultural building of steel construction. Firefighters on the scene used a hose reel jet and a main jet in their efforts to extinguish the blaze.

SFRS confirmed that the incident had been dealt with by 3.51pm