Lorry driver 'saves horses' from West Buckland barn fire

Lorry driver 'saves horses' from West Buckland barn fire

Lorry driver 'saves horses' from West Buckland barn fire

First published in Somerset

A QUICK-thinking lorry driver helped stop a raging barn fire get out of control.

The fire started shortly before 2am in the early hours of Monday (March 10) on a farm in Blackmoor, West Buckland, and was spotted by a lorry driver using the motorway.

He alerted fire crews who found a small barn on fire next to a stable block with horses inside.

Shane Nelson, who rents the property with his girlfriend, said: “The barn is in a remote area and contained gas cylinders.

“Had it not been for a vigilant lorry driver on the motorway it's quite possible our two horses could have been killed.”

Police say no arrest has been made and inquiries into the suspicious circumstances continue.

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