An investigation is set to take place as around 40 firefighters have been tackling a blaze overnight after 500 tonnes of straw caught light in Sawtry.

Six fire engines from Sawtry, Huntingdon, St Neots, Papworth, Yaxley and Stanground, along with a command unit, were called shortly before 10pm last night (Sunday) to a barn in St Judith’s Lane.

As crews arrived around 500 tonnes of straw were well alight in the barn, which measured about 30 metres by 20 metres.

A spokesman from the service is advising people to stay away from the scene and are asking those in the immediate area to keep doors and windows closed.

The spokesman added that there was no injuries involved.

Overnight fire crews have been tackling a large barn fire in SawtryOvernight fire crews have been tackling a large barn fire in Sawtry

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used four jets, two hose reels, and water curtains, which spread the direction of water, to fight the fire las night.

Extra crews were sent throughout the night to relieve the pumps.

Firefighters are on the scene this morning (Monday) monitoring the fire which is being allowed to burn under control.

According to the spokesman a fire investigation is to be carried out shortly.