January 22, 2022

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40 firefighters were tackling Eynsham barn fire at height of emergency

40 firefighters were tackling Eynsham barn fire at height of emergency
Firefighters will remain at the scene of a barn fire all night, the fire service has said.  Emergency crews were called just before 3pm today to reports of a fire at a farm on Cuckoo Lane, off the A40 near Eynsham.  On social media, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire is under control,…

Firefighters will remain at the scene of a barn fire all night, the fire service has said. 

Emergency crews were called just before 3pm today to reports of a fire at a farm on Cuckoo Lane, off the A40 near Eynsham. 

On social media, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire is under control, although crews will be in attendance throughout the night and fortunately no-one was injured.

“The fire involves over 600 tonnes of hay inside the barns.

“Working with the farmer a number of cattle in an adjoining barn were moved to safety.”

READ MORE: Cuckoo Lane closed as emergency services deal with barn fire near Eynsham

Around 40 firefighters from six Oxfordshire fire stations and specialist units from Berkshire were called to the blaze. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. OFRS said fire officers were working with Thames Valley Police. 

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