Firefighters remain on scene at a barn fire near Banbury, which saw seven crews initially respond to the incident. 

The fire happened at a farm in the Chipping Warden area a few miles outside Banbury just over the county line in south west Northamptonshire. 

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue said: "Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire in a barn on Welsh Road in Chipping Warden, just after 3pm yesterday (June 2).

"On arrival, crews discovered a large amount of smoke issuing from a barn with approximately 40 tonnes of straw on fire within it.

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"Firefighters used hose reel jets to prevent the fire from spreading, and with the assistance of an on-site telehandler the contents were removed throughout the afternoon from the barn.

"Fans were also used to clear smoke away from the affected area.

"During the evening, the decision was taken to allow the remaining materials to burn in a controlled manner overnight with crews monitoring temperatures.

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"This morning (June 3) the final amounts of burning material have been removed from the barn, and crews continue to monitor hotspots at the scene.

"Four appliances – from Daventry, Mereway, Woodford Halse and The Mounts – have attended during the incident, along with a water bowser from Towcester and two crews from Oxfordshire.

"The fire engine from Daventry remains on scene this morning, and nearby residents to the farm are advised to keep windows and doors shut to avoid any remaining smoke plumes."