Fire crews called for back up as they battled a blaze involving 120 tonnes of hay at the weekend.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, two fire crews and a water carrier were called to a large barn fire in Stoney Stratton, Shepton Mallet.

When the firefighters arrived, at shortly before 4.30am, they requested an extra team from Castle Cary to help battle the blaze.

A spokesman for the Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews confirmed this was a barn fully involved in fire. Within the barn there was approximately 120 tonnes of hay and agricultural machinery.

"The owner of the barn was in attendance and assisted fire crews with a telehandler to remove hay from the barn to the open to aid extinguishment.

"Crews remained on scene all morning damping down hot spots and ensuring that the hay which had been dragged out was full extinguished."

The cause of the fire is confirmed as accidental.