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A Busy Night for Firefighters Following Two Large Agricultural Fires

Fire crews have been busy overnight attending two large agricultural fires in Alfreton and Lullington.

The first was a barn fire at Golden Valley Equestrian Centre, Alfreton, which Firefighters were called to attend just before 6pm yesterday, Thursday 5 January.

On-Call and Wholetime Firefighters from Alfreton, Ripley, Clay Cross, Ilkeston, Ascot Drive, Long Eaton and Chesterfield, were in attendance assisted by crews from Nottinghamshire’s Worksop Station.

On arrival, a barn which contained agricultural machinery and straw was well alight.

The second call of the evening came just before 8pm, with crews called to attend a barn fire at Westbrook Farm, Lullington.

On-Call and Wholetime Firefighters from Swadlincote, Ashbourne, Belper, Melbourne, Duffield, Ascot Drive and Kingsway Stations attended the fire.

Over border support also came from Staffordshire's Burton, Lichfield, Tamworth, Tutbury, and Chase Terrace Stations as well as Leicestershire's Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

A barn, which again contained agricultural machinery and straw, was well alight upon arrival of crews.

Fire investigations into both fires are ongoing.