A BARN in Barton Stacey was on fire causing heavy smoke to rise in the area.

Firefighters from Andover, Whitchurch and Winchester were called to the barn in Bransbury Lane on Thursday, June 13.

The crews reported heavy smoke in the area after being alerted to the blaze at 4.30pm.

One person suffered mild smoke inhalation as a result of the fire, receiving treatment from firefighters, but they did not attend the hospital.

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The group of firefighters worked to cool a gas cylinder which was involved in the fire, preventing it from exploding.

A relief crew from Basingstoke also attended the barn fire, using water to prevent it from spreading, as well as a specialist water carrier vehicle from Eastleigh.

A spokesperson for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters left the scene following the stop message at 9.21pm.

"Crews returned periodically throughout the night and into the morning to conduct reinspections, damping down the remaining hotspots.​"