FIREFIGHTERS spent 19 hours tackling a blaze which ripped through four barns on a farm in Northwich.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service have reported it was close to 11am on Saturday, May 18, when crews judged it safe to leave the scene.

Fire engines from Northwich, Lymm, Warrington, Winsford, Knutsford, and Birchwood all rushed to Hall Lane in Upper Marston at 3.32pm on Friday, May 17.

Four farm outbuildings containing around 70 tonnes of straw, grain, timber and cylinders were well alight.

Fire crews used breathing kit and hoses to try to get on top of the blaze, while farm machinery was used to remove hay, which is potential fuel, from the barns.

The fire service reported at 7.50pm they were still working to dampen down areas, and at 7.50am on Saturday, May 18, they were deploying thermal imaging cameras to check for remaining hotspots.

At 10.54am, a further update was issued.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The fire is now fully extinguished and remaining crews are leaving the scene.”