FIREFIGHTERS from Cricklade, Malmesbury and Chippenham are helping to battle a serious barn fire near Royal Wootton Bassett.

Acetylene and liquid petroleum gas cylinders are involved in the fire at Vastern and a 200 metre safety cordon has been set up. A workshop has also been affected.

Crews from Swindon, Westlea, Calne, Marlborough are on the scene along with a water carrier from Ramsbury and an incident commant vehicle from Stratton.

The alarm was raised just before 1pm.