Barn fire near Mulberry factory causes major traffic delays around Chilcompton
Motorists are still experiencing delays as fire fighters continue to battle a huge blaze in Chilcompton.
Earlier today plumes of white smoke covered the area surrounding Rookery Farm reducing visibility for vehicles travelling along the B3139.
The fire broke out in a metal barn at Rookery Farm at around 11.15am this morning.
Employees from the fashion brand Mulberry who work in a neighbouring building called emergency services after seeing smoke and flames.
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Six fire engines and a water carrier were called to the scene to attempt to extinguish the fire.
A spokeswoman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said farm, electrical machinery and livestock has been moved from close proximity to the blaze.
Police are currently controlling the flow of traffic on the B3139 both ways between Coalpit Lane and Parsonage Lane.
Those at the scene say it has been suggested that the fire started after the starter motor of a tractor caught alight - although this is yet to be confirmed by the fire service.