Fire crews tackle Frisby barn blaze involving 800 tonnes of straw

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Firefighters are tackling a blaze involving 800 tonnes of straw in a barn at Frisby this afternoon (Tuesday).

Crews from Melton, Birstall and the city’s Eastern station were deployed to the incident, on Rotherby Lane, along with a water carrier from the Loughborough station.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “We received several calls from 4.26pm to a barn on fire in the Frisby on the Wreake area.

“On arrival, crews requested the water carrier.

“A barn and approximately 800 tonnes of baled straw are involved in fire.”

Leicestershire Police say they have closed roads in the area while the blaze is being tackled.

The closures are on Leicester Road and the junction of Rotherby Road and Asfordby Road at Frisby on the Wreake.