Firefighters tackle barn ablaze for more than 13 hours - as nearby residents told to close windows due to asbestos fears
The public were warned to stay inside and close doors and windows as firefighters battled a barn blazenote-0.
Cleveland Fire Brigade were called out just before 5.30pm to a fire in a barn at Lamb House Farm in Elwick on Wednesday.
Two fire engines were dispatched to the scene from Hartlepool Community Fire Station.
A spokesperson from Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “On arrival, due to the barn being constructed from asbestos and containing approximately 300 bales of hay, a defensive approach was adopted. This means crews remained on site to provide firefighting capabilities should they be required.”
The cause of the fire is being investigated.