Firefighters tackle Orton farm blaze

At 1:38am today, Thursday 16 February firefighters were called to a report of a fire off the U3272 to the B6261 in Orton.

When they arrived crews found a fire in a farm building measuring about 60mx20m.

A spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said: “The building contained a large quantity of straw and some fertilizer.

“Firefighters set up ground monitors to spray water onto the fire.

“Farm staff moved livestock to a safe area.”