Barn goes up in flames

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A BARN went up in flames in a massive blaze.

Bolsover and Staveley firefighters and police were called to Woodside Farm, on Woodside Road, Shuttlewood, at about 5.45pm on Tuesday.

They found a blazing barn which contained between 250 to 300 bales of hay.

Fire crews – who remained at the scene overnight – extinguished the fire.

There were no reports of injuries. It is not clear how the blaze started.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “We have commenced a joint investigation with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and we are looking at whether or not the barn was set on fire on purpose or if it was a tragic accident.”