Plume of smoke seen across the Vale after barn fire

A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Simon Barker.
A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Simon Barker.

Smoke was reportedly visible from the top of County Hall in Aylesbury after a fire in a barn in Shabbington yesterday afternoon (Monday).

The blaze started in a farm outbuilding on Ickford Road just after 3pm.

A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Simon Barker.

A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Simon Barker.

The barn contained mixed waste including shredded plastics, fibreboard and woodchip.

Crews from Aylesbury, Waddesdon, Thame, Wheatley and Oxford attended, along with four officers.

Firefighters used two main jets.

Residents in Shabbington and Long Crendon were yesterday advised to stay indoors and keep windows shut because of the plume of smoke.

A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Bucks Fire and Rescue Service.

A fire at a barn in Shabbington. Picture by Bucks Fire and Rescue Service.

Bucks Fire and Rescue have been liaising with the Environment Agency to minimise the environmental impact of the blaze.

One crew remains at the scene this morning.