Firefighters issue smoke warning following barn fire near Banbury

The fire department has shared advice following the appearance of a huge plume of smoke in the middle of a barn fire.

Earlier today in Wroxton, near Banbury, residents saw a large plume of smoke in the air which they reported to firefighters.

An Oxfordshire County Council spokesperson confirmed the fire involved a barn full of straw.

Read more: Fire department shares tips amid plume of smoke in Yarnton

The fire department shared advice on social media: “Our current advice is to close windows and doors if you live in the area and consider turning off the air conditioning.

“Further updates will be added as the situation evolves.”

This plume of smoke comes shortly after another in Yarnton, which residents also reported to firefighters.

This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook Community Reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on researching stories from diverse communities.

Contact him by email: Matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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