UPDATE: Fire crew still on scene after major farm blaze

The fire at Throphill Farm, Mitford, last night. Picture by Adam Sparrow.

The fire at Throphill Farm, Mitford, last night. Picture by Adam Sparrow.

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Firefighters are still on the scene, following a major blaze at a Northumberland farm yesterday.

The fire erupted in a barn, containing heavy plant equipment and hay bales, at Throphill Farm, Mitford. Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) was alerted to the incident at 3.41pm and six appliances - two each from Pegswood, West Hartford and Tyne and Wear - attended the incident. A NFRS spokeswoman said that, initially, crews had two jets and four breathing apparatus in use.

The fire at Throphill Farm, Mitford, last night. Picture by Adam Sparrow.

The fire at Throphill Farm, Mitford, last night. Picture by Adam Sparrow.

Two crews - one from Pegswood and another from West Hartford - had been on the scene this morning, but now, just the Pegswood crew remains at the site. The NRFS spokeswoman said that the firefighters are breaking up hay bales.