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.”