FIREFIGHTERS from Bovey Tracey were called in to help deal with a barn blaze involving 70 tonnes of straw at a farm in mid Devon.

Their 50-miles round trip involved sending an incident support unit to the 999 shout in Silverton, between Tiverton and Exeter, just after 8pm yesterday.

A tractor and other machine equipment in the building were destroyed in the fire, which was brought under control by 11pm.

The cause was accidental.