FIREFIGHTERS battled a silo fire on a farm which saw half a tonne of straw go up in flames.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue crews from across the county rushed to The Common, in Shrewton, following reports of a fire at 7.43am on Thursday, February 15.

A silo containing roughly 500kg of chopped straw was on fire when the firefighters arrived.

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The joint effort involved two crews from Salisbury, Salisbury's Aerial Ladder Platform, a crew from Devizes and Pewsey's Water Carrier.

They made sure the scene was safe by isolating the electrics to the silo and nearby barn.

The fire was extinguished by 10.45am using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets.